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Patti Smithsonian

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Patti Smithsonian has been enchanting audiences for many years with her imaginative puppet theater which has performed across USA, Europe, South America and Taiwan. Patti enjoys teaching creativity and self expression which is often combined with problem solving and learning math and mechanical skills. She teaches play-making and BIG puppet making and comics and simple animation. She has been dedicated to fostering imagination and self expression with children.

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Patti has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Performing Arts from the State University of New York at Brockport, with additional studies in Puppetry at the Institut International De La Marionette in France. She completed language study in Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Sign Language and French.