Drawing in his sketchbook is a favorite pastime for fourth-grader Justopablo Gonzales because it helps him express his feelings. He hoped Gleason had tips for adding realism to his work.
"I want to draw something everyone will like," Justopablo said. "I like to draw what other people like so I can give it to them."
Lydiana Rodriguez, another fourth grade student, simply wanted to learn. She likes drawing animals, especially dogs, but said she's not really good at it.
"My sister is really good at art," Lydiana said, adding she wanted to know how Gleason "draws the lines and keeps them in place."
Topher said he might use a glass to draw circle or a ruler to make perfect lines. Most artists can't draw perfect lines every time, he said.
"You art teacher can't draw a straight line every single time either," Gleason said.
(Above: Topher Gleason and Nicholas Ramos)