Linda Abbene is the keynote artist at Play it Forward Giving Circle's 23rd Annual Legacy of Teaching Early Childhood Institute, at the Riverside School, 95 Liberty St., Danvers, MA on Saturday, March 9, 2013.
Linda will be painting a nature scene at her easel and over 100 early childhood professionals are invited to paint the same scene on canvas. Each participant will be given a canvas, brushes, acrylic paint to work at their own easel. It will be one giant painting flash mob.
In addition to the keynote address, eight local teachers and professionals will present workshops on subjects including empathy in the preschool classroom, music and movement, gardens and recycling and what makes children tick.
The theme of the event is 'Inspire, Inquire, Maintain Your Fire', and is dedicated to giving teachers of young children an energy boost near the end of the winter season. Play It Forward Giving Circle, a fund of the Essex County Community Foundation, sponsors the Legacy of Teaching Institute. The institutet is planned and organized by an all volunteer committee made up of teachers from around the region.
Tickets are $80. For more information and to register, please visit www.playitforwardgc.org.