Hands-On Technology Camps

See our exciting lineup of summer, intersession, and trackout camps, including drones, digital creativity, game design, and PC building! In Durham and Raleigh. Ages 11-18.

Computer Classes for Beginners

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Mondays from October 16 to November 6, 6 – 8 pm
FREE. Ages 18+

These four classes will help new computer users learn basic skills and get comfortable using Microsoft Windows, office programs, and the Internet. These classes are great for beginners with little or no computer experience.

  • Computer Basics. Learn how to use Windows, including basic programs, multitasking, saving, copying, and deleting files, organizing folders, and using USB drives.
  • Office Programs. Learn how to use free LibreOffice programs to create simple documents, including text formatting and page layout. Get an introduction to creating spreadsheets and presentations.
  • Internet Basics. Learn how to browse websites, find good info using Google searches, complete forms and send files, and use email.
  • Social Media and Smart Sharing. Learn about social media sites, protecting your privacy, avoiding scams, and enjoying and sharing photos, music, and videos.

Digital Darkroom Photography Workshop

Saturday, October 14, 1 – 3:30 pm
$20. Ages 16+.

Learn how to enhance your photos as you take them from phone camera to the web or print.
Stop relying on app filters! This hands-on workshop will help you take your digital photography to the next level. Learn about composing photos, using lights, importing to a computer for editing, and using the powerful, free image editing program GIMP to correct flaws and enhance your images.

Coders Club - Special Circuit Building Workshop

Saturday, October 21, 5-7 pm
$10, electronics kit and dinner included. Grades 6-8.

This month’s Coders Club is a special electronics workshop. You’ll assemble a Light Theremin, a musical instrument you play without touching. You’ll put all the circuitry together and see what sounds you can create. Take home the kit and instructions to keep experimenting. Grades 6-8. $10, dinner included.

Drone Piloting Workshop

Saturday, Nov. 4, 11 am – 3 pm
$120, free drone and lunch included. Ages 16+

Learn to fly drones! Perfect your piloting skills in this four-hour hands-on workshop. Practice flying mini quadcopters with our experienced instructors. At the NC State’s McKimmon Center in Raleigh. Drone included: Register today and receive a free Hubsan X4 drone!

Our digital literacy and technology training program inspires success by teaching critical computer and Internet skills.

Questions? Contact us at classes@kramden.org.

Scholarships: Many Kramden classes are free. Need-based scholarships are available for other classes. To apply for a scholarship, email us for an application form.

Volunteer as an assistant instructor or even lead a class. Email us to find out how you can help.

Kramden’s classes are taught in the Lenovo Learning Lab at our office in Durham. Get directions.