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Time: 10.00am - 1.30pm
Date: Sunday 29 May
Where: Castlemaine Community House
Instructor: Petra Ohrt and Rachel Goldlust

Have you ever wanted to fix your own car? Have you felt you couldn’t ask questions about basic mechanics? Well, this is the workshop for you! Having run for 2-3 years at CERES Environment Park in Melbourne, the car club is coming to Castlemaine!

Guided by a trained mechanic, Petra, this short course introduces you to the fundamentals of owning and operating a car; how to change a tyre, how to jump start, and how to demystify and identify basic car troubles and be prepared for emergency situations.

The workshop will be part learning and part doing so bring your questions and prepare to get a bit dirty.

With no prior knowledge or experience necessary, this workshop will demystify car engines and general operation, and introduce the important tricks and tools of the mechanic’s trade. It is focused on encouraging women, non-binary and female-identifying to be more proactive in learning about, understanding, fixing and maintaining their own vehicles. It aims to create a safe space where there are no wrong answers or expectations, only a desire to learn and grow and share experiences.

Bookings close Thursday 26 May

Date: Sunday 29 May
Time: 10.00am – 1.30pm
Cost: $110 (Full) / $80 (Concession)

Facilitators: Petra Ohrt and Rachel Goldlust

Petra Ohrt was born in a small village in Germany and grew up surrounded by mechanically minded and capable men. She learnt to drive tractors from a young age and apprenticed as a mechanic before studying mechanical engineering, coming to live in Australia in 2006. She is passionate about DIY mechanics and loves tinkering with and riding her bicycle and motorbike in her spare time. She also enjoys German books and film, crafting, yoga and furniture restoration.

Rachel Goldlust is an experienced workshop facilitator, natural builder and environmental educator who enjoys bringing new skills, particularly to women or people often overlooked in traditionally male industries and activities. She is a new Castlemaine resident and excited to share her workshop experience and program with a new audience.