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Basic Auto Care Workshop
$15 members/$20 regular
In this workshop we will discuss basics of the combustion engine and how the systems of a car work together, tools, manuals, maintenance schedules, and how to find a good mechanic. There will be opportunities for questions and participant dialogue throughout. Projected images and actual parts and tools will be used for reference.
For the hands-on part of the workshop, we will locate and learn to use the jack included with participant’s cars to remove a wheel and replace it with the spare. We will talk about checking vital fluids, changing an air filter, and the process and materials needed for an oil change as well.
An artist, a 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. Sarah works out of Louisville, Kentucky and Joshua Tree, California.
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