course
Michelangelo

Sep 2005

Prof. Catterson is an incredibly inspiring instructor - she really encourages students to challenge themselves and is there to guide you every step of the way. After taking her class this summer (be prepared for a whirlwind of before, during and after Michelangelo)I felt like I had taken an important step: learning how to tackle and put together a good research paper. We only had one group presentation, one two-page response, and the 15-20 page paper - no midterm or final. It was very fair, but the paper must reflect a semester's worth of work. Don't wait till the end to start...

Aug 2005

Second Summer Session of 05. This is a great class to take. There is a lot to learn regarding Italian history and the periods of the Renaissance, and it is all interesting and fun. Lynn has been everywhere, it seems, in Italy and there is a PPt. full of pictures for each museum and location. Lynn shared a great deal with the class about her exploits and about the star of the course, Michelangelo.

Aug 2005

Lynn is one of the best teachers I have ever had. She is articulate, fun and interesting and she makes the material so accesible. I really loved this class. The work load is light. Only suggested reading, a class presentation and one research paper for the final. She is flexible and helpful. What an amazing way to spend a summer. Lynn is amazing!!

Oct 2004

Everything said about Lynn is not enough to describe her. She is brilliant, caring, flexible & simply the best!

Sep 2004

Lynn is an amazing teacher! Everything good that is written about her on culpa is true. I took my first art history course with Lynn this past summer and loved it. She always keeps class interesting and fun, which isnt easy to do when you are sitting in a cramped desk for 3 hours. She is extremely approachable and loves getting her students involved. I am even going to take another art history class with her this summer!

Oct 2001

I thought "Michelangelo" would be boring boring boring. I didn't think anything good could come out of a class about an artist so famous you can buy paperweights of David's nose. I was wrong! Catterson is so energetic and animated that she just sweeps you along. On top of it, she manages to give the subject a spin, talking about restoration projects, changes in the scholarship, the making and breaking of reputations around Michelangelo, that make the class as much about the politics of Michelangelo and of Art History as anything else. I was 100% interested.