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.
Pupils could paint with fluorescent colours on black paper and shine a black light (ultra-violet) onto them directly to make glow-in-the-dark pictures. Pupils could use contrasting colours in different media including paints, chalks, crayons and oil pastels to familiarise children with colour schemes and combinations.