Pierce the HeArt Lessons will be a free art class web series starring renowned Long Island Equine Artist, Teacher, and Illustrator Joanne Y. Pierce at the pedagogical helm. Episodes will span from one-on-one lessons with viewers and Joanne, classes with a few students of varying ages, to one-on-one interviews with people of significance while working on a project.

Predominantly, episodes will be in a traditional art classroom setting, but we will also have onsite solo lessons at various scenic locations around Long Island, highlighting Joanne's favorite horse farms, vineyards, beaches, etc. Classes will cover all levels of proficiency, from basic arts and crafts and fundamentals to museum quality technique.

Learn more about the show’s mission, vision, and execution by watching the below and reading more on our Kickstarter Campaign! Campaign ends August 8, 2019.

We are excited to announce that we have launched the Pierce the HeArt Lessons YouTube Channel!

In our world premiere, we invite you behind-the-scenes to witness one of the pivotal steps in our pre-production process to bring the Pilot Project to life - scripting and crafting the architecture of our episodes!

Watch as I walk you through the high-level steps of our introductory Pierce the HeArt Lessons project - How to Draw a Horse Head & Neck!

Joanne introduces the Pierce the HeArt Lessons Pilot project and explains how she prepares her illustration board.
Joanne explains the importance of outlining the proper size and gesture as the first steps in the project.
Joanne begins to lay in the detail of the horse's head and neck and explains the importance of location, location, location.
Joanne continues laying in detail while explaining the importance of shape and size.
Joanne moves on from laying in further detail to explain how to develop the line drawing into a value drawing by shading.
Joanne describes how future lessons will delve deeper into the many values in the sketch that will make your horse head and neck look three dimensional on a two dimensional surface.