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In this workshop you will learn the basics of the combustion engine and how the systems of a car work together. Topics include tools, manuals, maintenance schedules, and finding a good mechanic. Projected images, diagrams, and actual parts and tools are used for reference, with opportunities for questions and participant dialogue throughout. For the hands-on part of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to practice changing a tire using the jack provided with their own car. We’ll go under the hood and talk about checking vital fluids, changing an air filter, and the process and materials needed for an oil change.
For anyone interested in personal empowerment through understanding more about cars.
Artist, freelance photographer, and part-time mechanic, Sarah Lyon has had a passion for understanding how things work from a young age. Her creative endeavors include several cross-country motorcycle trips documenting women mechanics working in their shops, and creating a cast bronze sculpture out of her old motorcycle boots. Sarah’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, receiving support from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, ArtPlace America, and Creative Capital. As an educator, she has enjoyed teaching black and white darkroom photography at the university level. Based in Louisville, Kentucky and Joshua Tree, California, Sarah has led her Basic Auto Care Clinic at The Women’s Center for Creative Work, Pieter Performance Space in Los Angeles, her garage in Louisville, and at A-Z West in Joshua Tree.
Accessibility information for this event: WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, supervised childcare, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact [email protected] at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.
*All members get 20% off paid programming. A limited number of free spots are also available for Warrior & Goddess level members. Email [email protected] to inquire about free tickets.
Our program costs go directly towards compensation of the instructors and staffers who work the event. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested, however, so we offer volunteer opportunities in exchange for membership, as well as free community tickets to each program (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email [email protected] for more info or to find out more about these opportunities for a specific event.