Newton Theatre announces winter registration

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NEWTON — The Newton Theatre Arts Academy has opened up registration for Winter classes.

For the youngest of budding actors there is Acting Up Kids — Storybook Theatre for students K through 2nd grade, Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. starting Wednesday, Jan 23, and runs for 8 weeks. Using fables both familiar and new, students will learn about the theatre fundamentals of focus, characterization and stage presence. There is a showcase presentation on the last class.

For those who love the fine arts, there is Studio Exploration for students third through 12th grades. Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. starting Saturday, Jan. 26, and runs for 8 weeks. Art techniques in drawing, painting, and collage will be explored through projects designed to stimulate the creative process and individual artistic expression.

If you are a shutterbug, you might enjoy Beginning Photography for seventh grade on up, including adults. Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. starting Thurs. Jan 24, and runs for 4 weeks. Students will need to bring a digital photography camera with an M (Manual) and Av or A (Aperture Priority) mode. The class is designed for digital cameras but can also be used on high-end point and shoot and bridge cameras.

The Academy is now offering Private Lessons for voice or piano open to children and adults. Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. You must sign up in advance for these 30 minutes lessons at just $30. No matter if you are just starting out or are Broadway Bound and want to improve, private lessons are of great benefit.

To sign up please go to and click on school. Questions can be directed to Sara Bartlett, Director of Education at 973-383-3700 or email her at The Newton Theatre Arts Academy is a Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to making Sussex County a brighter place through the arts. Needs-based scholarships are available.

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