Comal ISD Fine Arts Newsletter

April 3 - 9, 2016

UIL 6A Band Concert and Sight Reading Contest

Tuesday, April 5th, 9am to Thursday, April 7th, 5:30pm

5005 Stahl Road

San Antonio, TX

April 5

9:00 am -SVHS

3:15 pm - CHS

April 6

8:30 am - SVHS

9:30 am - CHS

11:00 am SVHS

4:00 pm CHS

April 7

11:20 am SVHS

4:25 pm CHS

CHS Pre-UIL Choir Concert

Tuesday, April 5th, 5pm

1404 Interstate 35

New Braunfels, TX

Arts in Action Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 5th, 6pm

1404 Interstate 35 Frontage Road

New Braunfels, TX

CISD Blended Learning Showcase @ CLHS

Wednesday, April 6th, 6-8pm

8555 Farm to Market 32

Fischer, TX

UIL AAAAAA Area One Act Play Contest

Friday, April 8th, 12pm

723 Donaldson Avenue

San Antonio, TX

Canyon will perform 1st, SV 4th among 6 plays

Aristocats Spring Revue

Friday, April 8th, 7pm to Saturday, April 9th, 7pm

1510 Interstate 35 Frontage Road

New Braunfels, TX

Shows at 7:oo pm Friday and Saturday night!

Creativity is needed in the job market!

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How to be more creative?

In modern times the ability to create is becoming increasingly valuable. We now have the technology and computer software to automate repetitive tasks. This allows us to focus more toward solving the more right-brained creative problems. Given the shift in focus from repetitive tasks to creative solutions, people like are studying how to motivate for creativity.

Dan’s TED talk, titled “The Puzzle of Motivation,” talks about the motivation behind the creative process. He states that if you want to incentivize creativity, then you can’t do it via normal methods such as offering higher pay or better rewards. He cites studies that show that as the value of a reward goes up, the performance on these creative projects gets worse.

To illustrate, he used the example of a puzzle that consists of a candle, a box of tacks and a packet of matches. The objective of the puzzle is to figure out a way to attach the candle to the wall so that the candle will burn all the way down. The key to solving the puzzle is to dump the tacks out of the box, use the tacks to secure the box to the wall, and put the candle in the box.

The answer is intrinsic motivation.

SVHS and CHS One Act Play Companies advance to AREA after winning Bi-District Saturday!!

Smithson Valley's Marisol

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Canyon High's A Voice of the Prarie

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Best Actress, Bella Medina (SVHS) & Best Actor, Ryan Wellman (CHS)

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Garden Ridge Elementary Art Museum!

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Canyon Lake Students Art on Display in Wimberley

Please join us on Saturday, April 16 from 4pm to 7 pm at Art on 12 Gallery to view the art, meet these eleven students and enjoy drinks and food. We are excited Bob and Zeina Cook have opened their doors to our budding student artists. This charming new art gallery in Wimberley of over 5,000 square feet was built in the late 1920's with vast rooms and an outdoor garden. You will find it at 13811 Ranch Rd 12, Wimberley, TX 78676.