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Follow the Steps of FAA 110 onto the Tour of Arts

Written by Nicole Miao

FAA 110 is a course about exploring arts and creativity. When I enrolled in this course at first, I was just trying to learn something new about arts and humanities. What I didn’t expect was that FAA 110 far exceeded my expectations. It gave me not only lots of opportunities to enjoy the show for free, but also like-minded friends and a direct channel to art.

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A wonderful experience with Music and Art

Jake Xiao

FAA 110, a course that exploring Arts and Creativity, is my favorite course from the fall semester. Students in this class can go watch many performances and exhibitions. We had wonderful experiences during the time outside the class when watching the performance also inside the course doing the activity.

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Edward Huang Final Reflection- Fall 2019

An overview of my experiences this semester

Written by Edward Huang

Buddy Guy Prepares to enter the stage

The first performance I went to was a performance by Buddy Guy and his band. I did not know of him before, but I definitely can’t forget his name now. He brought an energy that was fitting for his legacy in the jazz world. I was completely encaptivated with his ability to control the auditorium. Not to mention, his technical skills were amazing and he did a good job with having a conversation with the audience. In the end, his passion was what stuck out to me.

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The Journey of Art

For the very first time of my life, the art of milestone has been made with Fine and Applied Arts 110.

By Wai Chuen Chan

Krannert Art Opening Night Party – The first event I attend throughout this course.

It has been a wondering experience with FAA 110. Remembering when I first registered this course, I have known it is related to arts, but nothings more. The more the time passed, I have learned this class is lovely easy going and interestingly attractive. During the lecture, I have made friends easily with the environment where other classes can never be compared with. Everyone in the class was friendly and admirable. They were also come back different backgrounds and cultures which enrich my sight towards exotic countries.

Fine and Applied Arts 110 have also given me the great opportunity to touch arts in the closest moment. I have gotten to attend eight art events throughout the course, which would definitely be zero if I changed my mind at the first place. And the way arts presented to us is numerous, I have experienced arts through body, movement, vision, sound, etc. I am really looking forwards to experience arts in a different way.

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Goodbye, FAA 110!

By Rachel Yao

Leaving us with fun memories and beautiful performances, the FAA 110 (fall 2019) class has ended.

Chalk art outside of KCPA during the Opening Night Party.

When I registered for the course, I had no idea what to expect. Since I live in Allen Hall, my advisor suggested it would be useful to take a few general education courses here. I wanted to continue my hobbies as an artist. I initially thought FAA 110 was an art class, judging by the title “Exploring Arts and Creativity”, where students draw/paint pieces of art based on various prompts. Entering the classroom on the first day, I realized that this class was not drawing, and that it was much more. 

While I was a bit bummed out it wasn’t drawing or painting, I had lots of fun going to see many shows and performances from talented people. I would always be checking the syllabus to see when the next events are, and would tell my friends about this class as well! While this class was much smaller relative to my other classes, I did meet new friends and make unforgettable memories throughout the semester. 

Overall, I genuinely loved this class. I enjoyed listening to class discussions and attending various events with my peers and professors. I wish this class could last longer than just one semester. 

Here are the events i attended:

Buddy Guy

A view from my seat on the balcony, taken before the show began.

KCPA Opening Night Party (EC)

Toko Telo performing outside of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Chris Botti

Chris Botti playing his trumpet and Andy Snitzer playing his saxophone.

Home

Actors and audience members having a party on stage.

Jennifer Monson Dance

Jennifer Monson explaining her program before it began.

Imagination Showcase (makeup)

Imagination Dance Crew performing as the last act of Imagination Showcase.

Gem of the Ocean

A view of the stage and props before the performance began.

Wynton Marsalis

The view from my seat at the Foellinger Great Hall, taken before Wynton Marsalis’ performance.

Tiger

Background of Tiger before the show began, featuring an image of a green tiger projected onto a screen.

Farewell to FAA 110

Written by Ashleigh Cox

The first photo I took at KCPA!

As ready as I am for the upcoming semester to begin, I’m going to be very sad to leave behind FAA 110. Anyone of my peers has heard me talk about this class at least eight times because I enjoyed it so much. Having a class that was more focused on making me think about the different parts that go into performance and had very little work to go with it was very good for my mental health and the first semester of my college career.

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Farewell to A Class I’ll Never Forget

Last post of FAA 110

Written by Zhengqi Xu

FAA 110 has been one of the most fantastic classes of my college life and I can say it safely that I shall never forget this class. Professor Collins and Professor Robinson have always been enthusiastic about us and anything that happened in class. For a student who was originally not into art, after all, this class helped me start learning and appreciating any forms of artwork. Overall, I have been enjoyed this class a lot, and I can’t help but feel sad about the end of the semester that I have to say goodbye to FAA 110. Also, I would recommend any students at the University of Illinois to take FAA 110 and this class does not require any prerequisite but it gives people a direct understanding of what art is. Thinking about the fact that I could be no longer linked to FAA 110 anymore after this blog, all the memories about this class popped up in my mind over and over again. Thank FAA 110 for a wonderful experience.

Buddy Guy

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The start of the show

Buddy Guy was the first-ever event from FAA 110 that I watched. I liked the way Buddy Guys made Jazz music a more modern way for us all, which could be a better way for students and young adults to accept.

Chris Botti

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Ticket of the Chris Botti show

Chris Botti was bringing Jazz back to a traditional style after I watched Buddy Guy a week before the show. It was an enjoyment for me and Chris Botti was active during the show. He kept interacting with the audience and made the mood light inside the theatre.

Home

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The end of Home when all the characters came back and thanked us

Home was a show that opened my mind. I’ve never seen a show that invited plenty of audience onto the stage to perform. All the actors successfully handled the relationship with the audience and made it my favorite show ever.

Jennifer Monson’s Dance Workshop

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Jennifer Monson explaining the event

The dance workshop was more of an event that we can all participate. Jennifer talked to be for half an hour about how to appreciate artwork from all kinds of different to learn the diversified characteristics of the author’s ideas.

Wynton Marsalis

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The audience waiting for the show to start

Wynton Marsalis was another Jazz show that I watched this semester. I remember that he introduced all the band members to us which made me felt warm.

Tiger

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The little poster of the show Tiger

Tiger was a completely different kind of performance from any other shows that I watched. The speaker was trying to speak directly to us about the relationship between humans and nature through the media, tiger.

Illinois Modern Ensemble

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Playlist of Illinois Modern Ensemble

Illinois Modern Ensemble was an event that made me feel scared. I’m sorry that I have to describe the event this way, but I only felt like leaving the show when the band started playing. However, after I read the songs, I realized that the songs the band was playing were related to the wars theme, which made me understand the event was meant to imply the cruelness of wars.

Annual Carol Concert

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Students playing pre-event songs

The annual carol concert was the first time for me to experience the true tradition of Christmas. It was lovely to sing all the Christmas songs with the other audience.

Campus and University Band

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The band preparing for the show

The Campus and University Band was a show that made me feel proud to be a student at the University of Illinois. Although there were not plenty of people there to watch them perform, the music could be comparable to the world-class band from my perspective.

A Sad Sayonara to FAA 110

I have seen so many great shows and museum exhibits this semester and I don’t want to say goodbye!

Written by Catherine Webber

At the beginning of this semester, I was at a bit of a crossroads. I had come back from summer knowing that I wanted to switch from Early Childhood Education to something else. I just knew that wasn’t what I wanted anymore. Therefore, I drastically dropped all my classes and switched to English, which I now love. However, with my change I had to pick up more hours and I just didn’t know what class to take. I went around asking friends and they all recommended one class to me: FAA 110. They said I would be able to see awesome shows for free on-campus and be exposed to so many new and different things, safe to say: I was sold. I have really enjoyed this class this semester and can’t wait to come back next semester and see more great and thought-provoking shows and exhibits.

1. Pat Metheny Rocked the House

2. Eric Andre Leaves Little to the Imagination

3. Drop Dead Gorgeous Drag Queens

4. Hearty House Show in Colorado

5. Chopin Showcase Does Not Disappoint

6. Still Beginning Challenges What We Think We Know

7. Jazz Drives Audience to Jive

8. TANGO at KAM

I had such a great time this semester in this class, and I know that if any of my friends come to me with class recommendations I will surely lead them to FAA 110! Thank you for a great semester!