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Arts Council England

The Arts Council England are offering FREE self-guided on-demand courses designed to help teachers integrate creativity into their teaching practices to anyone living or working in the Arts Council England 'Priority Place' regions of Portsmouth, Southampton, Havant, Gosport, Isle of Wight, and New Forest.

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Empower Your Teaching with Artswork's Golden Threads Courses

We are excited to offer educators the opportunity to enhance their teaching practices through Artswork’s Golden Threads courses. These self-guided, on-demand courses are free for those living or working in Priority Place areas* and provide invaluable insights into integrating creativity into education. Below, you'll find detailed information about each course and a link to access all five courses.

*Priority Places include Portsmouth, Southampton, Havant, Gosport, Isle of Wight, and New Forest. All areas can be found on this map []

Access All Five Courses

Unlock the full potential of your teaching by enrolling in all five Golden Threads courses. Gain a comprehensive understanding of integrating creativity into your educational practices and discover the profound benefits it can have on your students' learning experiences and wellbeing.

Why Enrol?

  • Resources and advice for how to implement and imbed creativity into teaching.
  • Discover how to weave creativity and the arts into a STEM curriculum.
  • Free access for educators living or working in Priority Place areas.
  • Self-paced, on-demand learning that fits your schedule.
  • Practical insights and strategies to enhance your teaching.

Enrol Today:

Empower your teaching and inspire your students by integrating creativity into your educational practices with Artswork's Golden Threads courses. Sign up today and start your journey towards a more creative and impactful teaching approach.


  1. An Introduction to Arts, Culture, and Creative Teaching

Course Overview: This course offers a comprehensive introduction to incorporating arts and culture into your teaching methods. It provides foundational knowledge and practical techniques to help educators bring creativity into their classrooms effectively.

What You'll Gain:

  • Understanding the importance of arts and culture in education.
  • Practical strategies for integrating creative teaching methods.
  • Enhanced ability to engage and inspire students through creative activities.

  1. How to Move Towards a Creative Educational Setting

Course Overview: Learn how to transform your educational environment into a hub of creativity. This course covers strategies and approaches for fostering a creative atmosphere that encourages student innovation and engagement.

What You'll Gain:

  • Techniques for creating a creative and stimulating learning environment.
  • Insights into the benefits of a creative educational setting.
  • Tools to support and nurture students' creative abilities.

  1. Pedagogical Approaches to Creative Learning

Course Overview: Explore various pedagogical methods that promote creative learning. This course delves into different teaching styles and approaches that help cultivate creativity among students.

What You'll Gain:

  • Knowledge of diverse pedagogical approaches to foster creativity.
  • Practical applications of creative teaching methods.
  • Enhanced skills to support creative thinking and problem-solving in students.

  1. Creativity and Wellbeing

Course Overview: Understand the vital connection between creativity and student wellbeing. This course highlights how creative activities can support mental health and overall wellbeing in educational settings.

What You'll Gain:

  • Insights into the relationship between creativity and wellbeing.
  • Techniques for integrating wellbeing-focused creative activities.
  • Strategies to improve student mental health through creative practices.

  1. Sharing the Impacts of Creative Learning

Course Overview: Learn how to effectively communicate and share the positive impacts of creative learning. This course provides guidance on documenting and presenting the benefits of creative education to stakeholders.

What You'll Gain:

  • Skills to document and showcase the impacts of creative learning.
  • Techniques for effective communication with parents, colleagues, and the community.
  • Confidence in advocating for creative education practices.