The Life Enrichment Center for the Arts (LEC) is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is for our students to fulfill their lifelong creative potential through the ageless engagement of the arts.
The LEC is an innovative arts education center for adults, operating in North Tampa’s Forest Hills neighborhood since 1980. It is one of only a few centers across the country focused on redefining and reshaping retirement and the experience of aging. Its cultural arts program has received national and international recognition and serves as a model of a successful community-based organization, serving adults primarily 50+.
Over 25 classes are offered each week, including creative writing, drawing, pastels, oil/acrylics, crochet, watercolor, sculpture, Tai Chi, low impact, Mah Jongg, and bridge. LEC members are experiencing the most creative and dynamic times of their lives.
Active engagement in the arts has proven to be beneficial to the health and well-being of every aspect of our lives. Research shows the benefits of cognitive, social, mental, and physical engagement to stepping gracefully into the future while remaining active, independent, productive, and healthy.
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The wide range of learning classes available to the community, and the comfortable atmosphere that fosters good relationships between seniors.
I started at the LEC about three years ago. I truly love the people and the opportunities to learn the LEC has afforded me. I love learn, socialize, paint and draw. They both challenge and teach me with personable professionalism.
Wonderful friendly atmosphere. Low priced classes. Large variety of classes.
The supportive environment and talented instructors. Everyone is always encouraging and gives positive feedback. Great artists and relaxed atmosphere. We have a lot of fun too!
We welcome all new students! Students should register for class by calling (813) 932-0241 or sending an email to [email protected] If the class has a supply list, we will provide the list during registration. Once registered, students should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to their first class to sign in and pay. We accept cash, check, and credit.
Life Enrichment Center's instructors are professional, friendly, supportive, and have years of exerience and education within each field of study. We are pleased to provide individual instructor resumes when requested.
Life Enrichment Center classes are very reasonably priced so that art classes and health and wellness classes are accessible to most in our community. We also offer an annual membership ($35) which allows a discount off of each class. Additionally, we offer a scholarship program for students who qualify.
The Life Enrichment Center is for adults of all ages, but the majority of our studentrs are over 50 years of age.
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Craft Classes Bridge Lessons Crocheting Classes Jewelry Design Classes Knitting Classes Printmaking Lessons Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Drawing Lessons Oil Painting Classes Painting Classes Photography Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons Flexibility Trainers Yoga Classes Tai Chi Classes