A giant elephant-shaped sculpture is made by fixing plastic pipes to a wall. The pipes are then filled with fluorescent liquid and illuminated using a black light. This exact method may not be possible in school but is a good starting point for art activities focussing on line drawing, colour contrasts, wax resist techniques and using light colours on dark backgrounds. A black light (ultra-violet tube) can also be used safely in school to illuminate art work painted in fluorescent colours on black paper with stunning effects.

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This could be used to focus on shape and form through line drawing by creating shapes and outlines and ignoring smaller detail. Pupils could practice drawing outlines or silhouettes to capture only shapes. Use wax resist techniques with light wax colours and a darker wash to explore colour contrasts.