Very fair teacher. If he seems harsh that's because he pushes students to try better rather than consider art as a 'doss' subject. Encourages and tries to improve student skills.
Alan Law was my form tutor nearly 20 years ago - he was always very fair and approachable. Unlike Mr Cassidy who was horrid!
knows his stuff but sometimes is overly harsh with criticism. great teacher though, although getting on the wrong side of him is far from your mind. but will make sure you know what your required.