Photography

Discovering Beauty in the Everyday

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." (Confucius) By Margaret Zabor Some people are oblivious to beauty until they are forced to stop in front of a scarlet, salmon, and ochre sunset and look away from their phones long enough…
Air Dry Clay Sculpture

Sculpting with Air Dry Clay

No Kiln, No Problem! Air dry clay, as its name suggests, is clay that dries with air. It doesn’t require a kiln to cure and harden it, making the process of creating a sculpture more accessible and less complicated (no kiln explosions here!).…

Drawing Tools for Beginners

BY: Arleen Mariotti We can draw with pencils, pens, and markers. But most drawing classes will start you with pencils. Which pencil, you ask? And what other materials will you need if you want to start drawing? 1. Graphite Pencils If…
Museum

LEC Field Trip: The James Museum

Date: December 15th Time: Group departs from LEC at 9:45am Cost: Free The Life Enrichment Center is hosting a field trip to The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg, Florida, on December 15, 2022. We will be…

Instructions for LEC members who want LEC to transport their art to and from the State Fair 2023.

Step 1: Fill out the paper entry form. Be sure to include your name, mailing address, phone # and email address, Division, Class, and Title of the art work. If you have questions about what division, class or title contact Christian or Kathy…
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End of the Year celebration

Join us at the Life Enrichment Center's Inaugural End of the Year celebration where we will be showcasing and selling the works of our talented members. There will be food, fellowship, a 6 by 6 fundraiser and giveaways. The event is free and…
Focal Points

7 Ways to Create Focal Points in Your Art

What’s the Point of Focal Points? What makes a viewer pause to view one painting but pass by another? While artists can’t entirely control how a viewer will take in their painting, there are ways artists can add interest and direction…
Acrylic Paint

The Different Types of Acrylic Paint

Acrylic paints are water-based paints that are popular with both beginner painters and professional artists. For versatility and reliability, it is hard to beat acrylics—there is a reason they are one of the most popular mediums in the art…
Synthetic or Natural Brush

Bristle Basics: Synthetic vs. Natural Paint Brushes

When shopping for paint brushes, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the options available. In addition to all the different shapes, sizes, stiff or soft bristles, there is also bristle type to consider. Paint brushes come with two basic…