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Segni Mossi

location_on Italy

Want to blend dance and drawing in creative group workshops?

A rule-bending method of creative education that brings together movement and art in workshops for learners and teachers alike.

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Overview

HundrED has selected this innovation to

HundrED 2019

HundrED 2018

Visual Arts in Education

Creativity

2014

Established

9.1K

Children/users

25

Countries
Organisation
Not-for-profit
Target group
All
Updated
November 22nd, 2022
We are not interested in finished products. We are mainly interested in living the experience.
Alessandro Lumare, Segni Mossi co-founder

About the innovation

What is Segni Mossi?

Creative arts are an important outlet for people of all ages, but many may fear that they are not good enough to dance or make art.

Segni Mossi aims to find interesting ways to bring the arts into education. They work to engage all kinds of learners, encourage freedom of expression without anxiety and teach valuable skills such as creativity and curiosity. 

Created in Italy by Alessandro (an illustrator) and Simona (a dancer), Segni Mossi offers workshops and training courses that blend movement with graphic art. The key focus is on workshops in public primary schools, in conjunction with Mus-e, an organization that works to promote social inclusion through arts in Rome. Segni Mossi supports several schools through weekly movement and art workshops. 

The intention of the workshops is to explore the common ground between dance and drawing. Learners of all ages are able to experience how these two languages can blend together, using a sensory approach in a non-competitive setting. The workshops focus on creating an environment that stimulates collaboration and innovation, supporting participants to overcome fears that block creativity.

Segni Mossi also runs training courses for teachers and adults all over the world, to pass on their approach to artistic education. These courses explore practical proposals for educators to implement in schools. When educators take these ideas back to learners, the focus is on working with young people to research and create art rather than teaching them.

Feedback from teachers is that this style of creative education has allowed them to see their students in a different light, especially those who may have more difficulties in the classroom. Many students seem to really enjoy learning in this way and are able to express themselves much more freely through dance and drawing.

Our current impact: 

  • 500 children in our annual public primary school workshops in Rome
  • 600 families in our one-off workshops all over the world
  • 2000 children and adults in our interactive performances in public spaces all over the world
  • 6000 adults in our 2 days training courses all over the world 

Impact & scalability

Impact & Scalability

Learners and teachers alike develop creativity and self-confidence through experimenting, taking risks and making discoveries. Motivation, communication, and curiosity are fostered among all participants. Segni Mossi has run hundreds of training courses in 25 countries. There is potential for collaboration with many different organisations and for creative programmes like this to be established.

HundrED Academy Reviews
I love that Segni Mossi runs training courses for teachers and adults all over the world and provides weekly movement and art workshops locally. That is incredibly scalable which increases its ability to be impactful worldwide.
Huge fan of focusing on the creative process first, leaving room for the product to occur as a by product. This programme is unique, and truly creative.
- Academy member
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Steps

Get in touch

To find out more about Segni Mossi's approach or work with them directly, simply get in touch by emailing them at organization@segnimossi.net

Organise a workshop or training course

Segni Mossi runs workshops for students and training courses for adults, while educators can also take inspiration from Segni Mossi to start their own creative arts sessions.

There are no rules! For those interested in the ideas behind Segni Mossi, this interest can be taken forward in many ways. Segni Mossi is happy to collaborate with organizations all over the world and the ideas can also be developed independently by any educator who would like to enhance artistic education in their school.

Share the experience

Spread the word and know that feedback is always welcome.

Learners and teachers who have used the Segni Mossi approach to artistic education are very welcome to share their feedback with Alessandro and Simona. Sharing the experience with the wider community is also strongly encouraged!

Find out more on their Facebook page here.

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