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Mulvane School District USD 263

Munson Primary


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Welcome to Art

I am the new art teacher, Tabatha Ihnken. I also am called Tabby. I live in Wichita with my fiancé which is only a short drive away. I graduated from Bethany College in Lindsborg with a B.A. in Art Education. My concentration is in ceramics. I love building with clay and experimenting with glazes and color options. I love sharing my passion and knowledge of art with all students and seeing the excitement catch on. Art is capable of opening so many doors and allows for self discovery and exploration. I am engaged to my wonderful fiancé, Jared, and we will be getting married next summer (2018). Jared works for Honda as an automotive technician. I also enjoy movies and board/card games. Movies are another form of art that can really speak to the soul. My favorite producer is Tim Burton, and my all time favorite movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas. I love "old" movies, comedies, action, and thriller films. As for board/card games, it is one of my favorite past-times and hold a lot of memories of families and friends. Games provide bonding time.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns. My school email is: tihnken@usd263.org which I am able to check at school and home. You may also call Munson 777-0151 and leave a message. I will return your call as soon as I can.



If you wish to volunteer your time to helping out in the art room, send me an email. Extra hands are always welcome!


What you can expect in the art room:

All students will be encouraged to explore and try new things. Art is about trying, not giving up. We will be learning about the elements and principles of art in fun and creative ways that will also allow students to make their own choices during projects. I love to read, and a lot of projects may be based from a book. Your child may get messy in my room learning. I have art aprons and art shirts available for student usuage, but if you would like your child to have their own to bring, please feel free to do so.

My goal for the year is to inspire, intrigue, and motivate students to learn more about themselves and art. I am so excited to be here and help students on their education journey.