Basic Auto Care Clinic, September 25 and 30, Louisville

Posted on September 18, 2017

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BASIC AUTO CARE CLINIC

Monday September 25, 4-6:30pm
Saturday September 30, 12-2:30pm
(the same program, offered on two separate days)
$10-20 pay what you can
all gender inclusive

785 South Shelby Street, Louisville KY
Enter through the garage door on Lampton

Learn the magic of the combustion engine and how the systems of the car work together in a casual, supportive environment. Topics include tools, manuals, checking vital fluids, changing an air filter, and the process and materials needed for an oil change. Projected images and actual parts are used for reference with opportunities for questions and dialogue throughout. For the hands-on part of the workshop, we will practice using the jack included with your car to remove a wheel and replace it with the spare.

Pre-order your ticket for MONDAY’S 4-6:30pm clinic here:

Pre-order your ticket for SATURDAY’S 12-2:30pm clinic here:

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Basic Auto Care Clinic, July 29, Louisville

Posted on July 20, 2017

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Basic Auto Care Clinic
Saturday, July 29
Noon-2:30

785 South Shelby Street, Louisville KY 40203
Enter through the garage door on Lampton
$10-$20 pay what you can
RSVP appreciated
All-gender inclusive

Learn the magic of the combustion engine and how the systems of the car work together in a casual, supportive environment.  Topics include tools, manuals, maintenance schedules, checking vital fluids, changing an air filter, and the process and materials needed for an oil change. Projected images and actual parts are used for reference with opportunities for questions and participant dialogue throughout.  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. 

This workshop really helped me to move past old insecurities and feel empowered to make better decisions. Sarah did a great job of demystifying the way that engines work and should be maintained and she provided lots of encouragement and guidance as we tried out the skills we were learning on our own vehicles. Not only did Sarah do a great job of sharing technical information and tools, but she created a relaxed, welcoming environment where participants weren’t embarrassed to ask “dumb” questions and could truly learn. I’m so grateful for the opportunity!    – Carrie

Basic Auto Care Clinic, Louisville

Posted on July 9, 2017

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Basic Auto Care Clinic
Sunday July 16, 12-2:30
785 South Shelby Street (enter through the garage door on Lampton)

Learn the magic of the combustion engine and how the systems of the car work together in this discussion-oriented workshop. We’ll also cover tools, manuals, and maintenance schedules, along with hands-on opportunities to practice changing a tire on your own vehicle.
$10-20, pay what you can.  All-gender inclusive.

What Makes It Go? is the third chapter in “Auto Care for Dummies” by Deanna Sclar, originally published in 1976. Deanna’s book was the first ever in the “For Dummies” series.

From Auto Care at AZ West in Joshua Tree:

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Basic Auto Care Workshop, AZ West Joshua Tree

Posted on April 10, 2017

Basic Auto Care Joshua Tree

Basic Auto Care Workshop
Sunday April 30, 2-5pm
AZ West, Joshua Tree, CA
email studio@sarahlyon.com for directions

Are you traveling in the desert?  Would you like to learn how to change a flat tire on the side of the road in case of an emergency?  Using projected images and actual parts and tools, we will discuss the basics of the combustion engine and how the various systems of a car work together.  We’ll go under the hood and talk about checking fluids, important maintenance procedures, an introduction to changing oil, and what to keep in a basic tool kit.  In the hands on part of the workshop, participants can practice replacing a tire using the jack and spare provided with their own car.  There will be opportunities for questions and discussion throughout.

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 solo 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.  She has previously taught her Basic Auto Care Workshop at Pieter Performance Space and The Women’s Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles.  Sarah lives in Louisville, Kentucky and Joshua Tree, California.

 

From an Auto Care Workshop at the Women’s Center For Creative Work, Los Angeles:Auto Care WCCW

Basic Auto Care Workshop, Pieter Los Angeles

Posted on February 2, 2017

Basic Auto Care Workshop
Saturday, March 4
12:00-3:00pm

Pieter
420 West Avenue 33 Unit 10
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Cost: $20

To reserve your spot:
email
studio@sarahlyon.com, or
call 502-558-3230

Would you like to learn how to change a flat tire on the side of the road? 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.

If you’d like to work on your own car, you are welcome to park in the lot. Please wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that you can get a little dirty in!

From the Louisville Auto Care Workshop:
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Basic Auto Care Workshop, Louisville KY

Posted on November 27, 2016

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Basic Auto Care Workshop
Sunday, December 11
1:00-3:00pm

1132 East Saint Catherine St.
Louisville, KY 40204
(previously Haddad’s Auto Service)

Cost: Free

To reserve your spot:
email
studio@sarahlyon.com, or
call 502-558-3230

Would you like to know how to change your tire on the side of the road?  Or the methods and tools needed to change your oil?

Basics of the combustion engine and how the systems of a car work together will be covered in this two-hour workshop, along with tools, manuals, maintenance schedules, and how to find a good mechanic. Projected diagrams, parts and tools will be used for reference, with opportunities for questions and dialogue. For the hands-on part of the workshop, you will learn to use the jack included with your car to remove a wheel and replace it with the spare. We’ll talk about checking vital fluids and the process and materials needed for an oil change.

*The garage for the discussion part of the workshop is heated, but there are only a few available parking spots inside. Dress warmly if you would like to work on your car for the final segment of the workshop.

This workshop is for anyone with little to no experience who wants a greater understanding of how their car works.

From the 2016 fall workshop at Women’s Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles:
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Auto Care Workshop, Women’s Center For Creative Work

Posted on October 13, 2016

Basic Auto Care Workshop
November 5th
1:00-3:00pm
$15 members/$20 regular

Women’s Center for Creative Work
2425 Glover Place, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Basic Auto Care Workshop

In this hands on 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.  Participants will learn to use the jack that comes with their car and change their own tire.

From the Spring 2016 Auto Care Workshop:

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Cultural Landscape

Posted on September 27, 2016

Featured along with photographer Tom LeGoff in an article by Jessica Bennett Kincaid for the Louisville Visual Art Curatorial Spotlight.

http://www.louisvillevisualart.org/artebella/2016/9/27/curatorial-spotlight-culturallandscape

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Collaboration with Narcissister

Posted on May 1, 2016

I’ve had the opportunity this year to work with the brilliant artist Narcissister on art videos featuring two of her performances.  We shot Marilyn in Louisville, KY and the Upside Down in Joshua Tree, CA.

http://www.narcissister.com

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Auto Care Workshop, Women’s Center for Creative Work

Posted on April 16, 2016

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This Sunday, April 17, from 2-5pm I’m excited to be teaching a workshop on car maintenance at the Women’s Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles. Basic Car Care and Understanding the Magic of the Combustion Engine is for those who have interest in learning how the different systems of a car work together and practical skills such as how to change a flat tire on the side of the road.

Sunday April 17
2-5pm
Women’s Center for Creative Work
2425 Glover Place, Los Angeles, CA
womenscenterforcreativework.com