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Comal ISD Wins Art Award from Texas Art Education Association

This is the second year in a row that Comal ISD received the prestigious art award.

Comal ISD was named a “District of Distinction” by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA), the district said today.

This places the district among 18 districts to receive the honor two year in a row and in the top four-percent of all ditricts in the state with such an honor.

This is only the second year of the statewide award, which recognizes districts with outstanding leadership in promoting the arts in schools and the community.

“Our art teachers have once more exhibited fabulous leadership by offering more opportunities to showcase our students’ talents through competitions and in galleries,” said Carla Schumann, Comal ISD director of Fine Arts. “These additional opportunities enhance our program, and we are proud to be named once more a District of Distinction.”

Comal ISD employs 46 art teachers at its elementary, middle- and high-school campuses. Some 15,170 students participate in art classes.

Elementary campuses have their own art instructors with weekly lessons while middle- and high-school campuses offer a variety of courses including drawing, painting, sculpting, ceramics, jewelry, art history and advanced placement studio art. In addition, student organizations such as the National Art Honor Society and art clubs are available on high school campuses.

Student artwork is displayed in art shows on campuses and at the district office as well as the New Braunfels Art League Gallery, Dia de Los Muertos Art Show, Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE), Austin Rodeo Art contest, Comal County Fair Art Show, Youth Art Month, Art on 12 Art Gallery in Wimberly, the New Braunfels Public Library and many more.

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