International School of Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland

Project Team

Year 8 & 9 Art Class


Nicola Curtin


For all year 9 students this was a single session in Art class, in which the focus was on the interaction between humans and other living species and the danger involved in forgetting the fragility of this interaction. Students asked questions before they designed an image capturing either the consequences or concern they felt. The images themselves reflect the learning. Clearly, knowledge gained in other subjects (e.g. geography) shines through in some images. The year 8 students’ art work demonstrates the impact of water quality on marine biodiversity, as well as the workings of the water cycle.



  1. firdaus jurida
    December 27, 2016

    The picture is really impressive. It shows the damage of acid rain and the way you draw it is good.

    • Your School Name: Oemar diyan Islamic boarding school
  2. jennifer
    September 22, 2016

    Really spectacular and interesting drawings that highlight the interactions between nature and human occurring daily! Well done, I loved it!

    • Your School Name: Baulkham Hills High School
  3. sanmae l.
    September 10, 2016

    Students’ creativity was used to reflect their sentiments on the impact of water quality on marine biodiversity. The students’ artworks were put on display and it was up to us how we interpret their meaning. It just implies that creativity never gets old and the youth really is the hope of our tomorrow. 

    • Your School Name: Cebu International School
  4. mary l.
    September 8, 2016

    Your posters and images were so powerful! You clearly displayed the problems with none/very few words! Very creative and artistic depictions.

    • Your School Name: Scarsdale High School
  5. lauren singer
    September 7, 2016

    I love the blend of the cartoon and photograph elements! It looks great and makes it easier to understand the message you’re trying to send through the artwork. Great job!

    • Your School Name: Scarsdale High School
  6. karen
    September 7, 2016

    The artwork is quite beautiful! I really like how the students focused on specific aspects of nature in an effort to communicate for larger causes. The painting of the butterfly with the poetry mixes two media of art in something that thoroughly communicates that environmental care extends beyond words.

    • Your School Name: Scarsdale High School
  7. sude d
    September 7, 2016

    These are beautiful and very powerful pictures, they are able to simply and efficiently spread a cause. Anyone can understand your message. Clearly you have worked really hard on this, great job.

    • Your School Name: Scarsdale High School
  8. t. lee
    September 6, 2016

    They say pictures are worth a thousand words, and that statement could not be more accurate with the artworks that you have presented. Perhaps it is because humanity stands on top of the food chain that our concern for animals have been dwindling. In this era of capitalism, one simply cares about earning as much money as possible using any means, which usually leads to destruction of the environment. All these artworks may be interpreted in different ways, but their core message remains the same: treat animals and nature with benevolence, not malice.

    • Your School Name: Cebu International School
  9. krissa
    September 2, 2016

    This is actually very simple and cute but it can have a big impact towards the community. It is also very encouraging to the younger kids to realize their potential to make a change and difference in the world.

    • w. sohn
      August 31, 2016

      Thank you for your effort towards greener Earth. I love the poster you uploaded! It is visually appealing by using different hues of blue; and the image is shocking, and very powerful!

      • Your School Name: Cebu
    • pippa k
      August 29, 2016

      Really powerful imagery. These posters speak for themselves and need little explanation. I believe they will resonate with those that see them.

      • mia
        August 28, 2016

        A very creative way to combine art and protection of our environment. This project, due to the clear and creative pictures, is easy to understand as a viewer and sends a strong and powerful message.

        • jack vandermeulen
          August 25, 2016

          I find the pictures extremely powerful. I went for an early walk this morning in the park before anybody else showed up and noticed that in the early morning the park still belongs to the birds and other animals. An osprey caught a fish in the pond and took it with him to the trees. The pictures make me realize, together with my early morning experience, how much we impose ourselves on the wildlife, not only with pollution and hunting, but also with noise and our presence.

          • christian safar
            August 25, 2016

            This is a great way to collaborate art and saving the environment. Art is just another language that people use to express themselves to the outside world. Using art as a way to show the world that there are issues at hand is an exellent way to develop solutions for today’s problems.

            • Your School Name: Cal Poly SLO
          • panha srey
            August 24, 2016

            I appreciate your creativity with the meaningful pictures. There is a little word describe pictures, but the pictures show millions words about the reflect on human behavior to environment.

            • Your School Name: Royal University of Phnom Penh
          • breyten
            August 24, 2016

            Great artwork and a great cause.

            • dayna
              August 23, 2016

              The artists are extremely talented! Great job!

              • Your School Name: TP MS
            • colin lee
              August 22, 2016

              I really love the rendition of the butterfly with the cursive next to it — so beautiful! Humans must be more mindful of their impacts and relationships to animals, and the ecosystem/environment as a whole. Great work!!

              • Your School Name: Sciences Po, Lyon
            • socheatenh sam
              August 22, 2016

              These pictures give us millions of meaning. I really appreciate your creativity with these pictures. They show us how humans and the environment are connected.

              • Your School Name: Royal University of Phnom Penh
            • zac
              August 22, 2016

              I sincerely appreciate the use of your creativity in order to convey your messages showing the importance of the relationship between humans and their environment. Each of the art pieces are rich in their design and craft as well as in the messages they put forth.

              • Your School Name: California Polytechnic State University
            • gwen johnson
              August 20, 2016

              You have surely captured the saying: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” In a creative way your visual depictions show the importance of maintaining balance between humans and other living species and the natural environment.

              • Your School Name: Scarsdale High School

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