The work of Derby City schoolchildren will be rewarded with certificates that will be presented to pupils from five schools.
The Mayor of Derby will reward the work of Derby City schoolchildren and their teachers at the official launch of Derby Museum’s 2012 School Summer Showcase, Sea Fever, on Tuesday.
Sea Fever is an exhibition of work by children inspired by Joseph Wright’s painting A Grotto in the Gulf of Salerno, Moonlight, 1780.
The display will show ships, shoals of fish and sea creatures as well as sea-themed objects from Derby city’s museum collections.
Derby Museums works with more than 10,000 schoolchildren each year and staff got together with classes from Arboretum Primary School, Asterdale Primary School, Boulton Primary School, Moorhead Primary School and Osmaston Primary School to create Sea Fever.
Teachers were offered professional development opportunities and artists to work alongside them in their classrooms.
Children visited the museum for inspirational sessions and worked with artists to create the stunning work on display.
The Mayor of Derby said: “This is a very exciting summer showcase which brings together the world class work of Joseph Wright of Derby and the creativity of our inspirational young people.
“It looks truly amazing and has been a wonderful project working and producing the work of Derby schoolchildren across the city.”
The exhibition runs at Derby Museum until November 5 and will be complimented by a programme of free, sea-themed crafts and activities.