Mrs. Gallo is one of the best teachers I've ever had. I've studied with her for 1.5 yrs. She is patient, fun, and makes things easy to undertand. We drew from life in charcoal - each session increasing in difficulty. With each drawing, she taught me composition, light vs shadow, foundational drawing techniques, shadow shapes, and comparative measuring! She never shied away from my pesky questions. She pointed me towards websites, books, art shows, and much much more! She MORE than helped me with my college portfolio. With her help and guidance, I was accepted into one of the best classically trained art school in the world. She will go completely out of her way to help and better her students. I would definitley give her more than five stars if I could! She is absolutely the best!!!!