About Orfe Eco-Art Program
Orfe was founded in 2014 to inspire the new generations to be the leaders and innovators who work for the benefit of the planet. Orfe Eco-Art Program is an experimental ecological art program specially designed to stimulate creativity and environmental responsibility in children, understanding that a creative mind and responsible attitude are keys to achieving human greatness.
Orfe Eco-Art educational programs rely on different artistic techniques and the use of recycled materials to stimulate children to reach their full creative potential, while at the same time closely following the environment-related educational curriculum. The program exposes children to concepts such as social responsibility, environmental awareness and creative approach to social change.
Our Eco-Art program teaches art through experience, experimental techniques, and a hands-on approach. Children also develop 2D, and 3D artworks, work individually and in teams, developing leadership skills, critical thinking, resourcefulness, perseverance, sustainability, social entrepreneurship, building, in turn, their self-esteem.
The mission of Orfe is to inspire the new generation to be leaders and innovators with environmentally conscious, by providing Orfe Eco-Art programs with a space and an Eco-friendly environment where they can learn through experience, experimental art techniques, and a hands-on approach.
“To turn around the heart of our culture by building a more compassionate world, where children with their creativity, uniqueness, and environmental conscious want to be the leaders who transform the world in a better place to live.” Orfelina Millan, Founder.
- Community involvement
- Ecological Consciousness
- Social Responsibility
- Self Confidence
The above values align with the principle: ‘‘As you take care of the planet, you are also taking care of others, in the present and future’’ and are the core of Orfe’s philosophy:
We’ve seen that when children do generous things for others, they are not only helping per se but they in turn, also feel a sense of accomplishment and contentment.
Orfe Eco-Art program offers a friendly and caring atmosphere, it brings attention to the beauty of nature and our surroundings and it provides an Eco-friendly environment by applying the principle of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Through these practices, we strengthen very important aspects in the live of children: The Values.
Kids learn to use resources wisely and try to use less than usual in order to avoid waste. For example, we clean and dry the brushes with recycled pieces of old clothes to avoid the use of paper towel; the leftover paint on the pallets are recycled in the same or different containers. We minimize the use of water when we have to rinse the utensils used in classes. We teach children to avoid buying unnecessary things. They learn that they can create anything that they want by maximing the use of the resources available in their environment.
We teach to reuse material in their original form instead of throwing them away, or share those materials with others who could use them too.We reuse as much as we can. The elements used during and for the entire program like the tablecloths are reused for some creation or a new artistic project; the color pallets come from plastic food containers and are reused in each class; the brushes at the end of their useful life are used as a type tool or for element or piece of art.
Children learn to take advantage of the recycled materials. We encourage them to recycle and we also provide a variety of recycled and organic materials such as food boxes, bottle cans, bottle caps, toilet paper tube, dry sticks, orange and lime peels, etc., that have been previously collected and treated. These recycled materials are provided while retaining their original form, so children can experience the power of creativity and transformation of mundane objects into works of art.