WE ARE ARTISTS

The Life Enrichment Center 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.

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The Life Enrichment Center 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.

Bridge Card Game

Bridge Instruction

In Person Only Instructor: John Chaplick Time: Fridays 1pm—3pm Cost: Members $6 / Nonmembers $8 Bridge is the ultimate card game. It features strategy, teamwork, and fun. Whether you play casually with friends or seriously in a…
Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg for Beginners

On Zoom Only Instructor: Alice Webb Cost: Members $6 / Nonmembers $8 Mah Jongg is an addictive, exciting game that blends skill, strategy, and luck! The tile-based game is in the Rummy family and typically played with four people. It…
Creative Writing

Creative Writing

In Person and on Zoom Instructor: John Chaplick or Arleen Mariotti Time: Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost: Members $7 / Nonmembers $10 Tell your story! Brainstorm, write, read, share, and revise your stories with a skilled teacher…
Gentle Yoga

Chair Yoga

In Person and on Zoom Instructor: Natalie Courtney Time: Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fee: Members $6 / Nonmembers $8 Required Items: a stationary chair, strap, and water Enjoy a yoga practice that supports…
Memoir Writing

Six-Week Memoir Writing

In Person and On Zoom Instructor: Arleen Mariotti Time: Wednesday at 1pm-3pm from July 13th—August 17th Fee: Members $7 / Nonmembers $10 Have you ever met someone at the Life Enrichment Center who wasn’t brimming with great stories?…
Beginning Drawing

Beginning Drawing

In Person and on Zoom Instructor: Christian Howard Time: Thursday’s 10am to 12pm Fee: Members $10 / Non-Members $12 If you've always been interested in drawing but don't really know how to get started, then this is the course for…
Intro to Cartooning

Intro to Cartooning

In Person and on Zoom Instructor: Christian Howard Time: Saturday 1pm to 3pm Fee: Members $10 /Non-Members $12 Cartooning is a simple yet powerful (and fun!) art form. Cartoon characters are marked by their exaggerated features and extraordinary…
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The Life Enrichment Center (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, watercolor, bead weaving, Tai Chi, low impact, Yoga, 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 Life Enrichment Center is located in the Forest Hills neighborhood of North Tampa on North Boulevard between Busch Boulevard and Linebaugh Avenue.

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9704 North Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 932-0241
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