Kai Lun Qu

Kai Lun Q.

Baltimore, MD
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I like to take pride in making my students feel secure and knowing and seeing the improvement they make within each session. I will be handing out a materials list prior to our lessons. Most students see a huge leap in drawing within the the first lesson! Class starts out usually with me giving a 1 hour demonstration on what I expect them to do as I cover and explain my entire process and thought and calculations that goes into drawing and painting. For the rest of the class I will be besides the student as they work giving them one on one pointers and as much help and explanation as they need in order to improve. Students start out with learning how to look and draw what they observe accurately by first working on simple geometric shapes such as spheres, cubes. We then will move on to Cast studies and after a few months of studying we will start on figures and portraits.
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Kai Lun delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
March 2015

Hi, there! My name is Kai, and I can't wait to meet you!
Spreading the joy of drawing and painting has always been a great pleasure of mines.

Being trained in China's most prestigious and renowned fine arts academy, CAFA (China Central Academy of Fine ArtsI) as well as studying in Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai Art and Design Academy, and Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, I offer art classes in traditional realistic painting and drawing techniques, both Online and in my studio I set up within my studio.

Students of all levels are welcome. From beginners who love art and drawing but who have not had formal training, to experienced artists who want to gain a more solid grasp of fundamental principles, historical training methods lead to significant skill development within a few months of teaching.

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Drawing and Painter Instructor
Sep 2016 - Present
School 33 Art Center

Instructing Oil Painting and Drawing Adult Classes.

Classes Taught:

Limited Palette Alla Prima Oil Painting: The Portrait
6 Week Workshop

Alla Prima Oil Painting: the Portrait,
6 Week Workshop

Charcoal Drawing: The Portrait,
6 Week Workshop

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Oil painting
Aug 2014 - Present
Maryland Institute College of Art
Fine Arts
May 2012 - Jun 2013
China Central Academy of Fine Arts


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Mandarin Chinese
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Robert Gamblin Paint Prize
Sep 2017
Gamblin Paint
Emerging Artist - Finalist
Jul 2017
Art Muse Contest
Art of the Portrait Award Scholarship
Sep 2016
Portrait Society of America
1st Place in National Congressional Art Competition
Jul 2014
US Congress


Portrait Society of America
May 2017

The Portrait Society is committed through its mission to providing educational resources to anyone interested in technical information, traditional aesthetics and the history of figurative art and portraiture. We offer complementary copies of The Art of the Portrait Journal and International Artist Magazine to all of our members. Additionally, we contribute to each issue of American Art Collector Magazine on topics related to portraiture and figurative art today.

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Oil Painters of America
Apr 2016

Dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art, Oil Painters of America’s primary mission is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by drawing attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition and the appreciation of light. Through our national and regional shows, educational programs, scholarships and marketing efforts, OPA has become a leader in the art community and a driving force in the new Renaissance.

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Photo by Kai Lun Q.
Photo by Kai Lun Q.
Photo by Kai Lun Q.
Photo by Kai Lun Q.
Photo by Kai Lun Q.
18 x 24 Rush

Richard 18 x 24

one of my students first drawings ever in her first lesson.

Animus 30x40
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8 Reviews

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Jeannie Jan 7, 2018
Painting · Online

We are happy to have found Kai on TakeLessons. Kai works with our high school junior on her portfoilio and submissions for art competitions. The weekly online lessons involve setting goals, conceptualizing, live demonstrations and live coaching. We were initially worried about the effectiveness of online lessons but it has worked out perfectly so far in the second month of lessons. Our daughter has already shown improvement in her technique, and an enthusiasm for the lessons and for the pieces she’s working on with Kai.

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Hongyu Jan 6, 2018
Drawing · Online

Kai is an excellent teacher! I have been taking lessons with Kai for two months. Kai has a lot of unique drawing skills! I like how he encourages me to re-evaluate again and again, so I can practice my skills until I master them! The whole class process is fun and enjoyable. If you are looking for a patient, skillful teacher, you can't miss Kai!

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gerald Jan 5, 2018
Oil Painting · In home

very helpful

Karen Dec 8, 2017
Oil Painting · In studio

Kai is so unpretentious and open with his knowledge and expertise. He is an excellent teacher and very positive to all the students in class. I will be taking my fourth class with him soon and look forward to honing my skills with his guidance.

Allen Aug 16, 2017
Drawing · In studio

Kai has been a terrific teacher for me. I went with one idea of what I wanted and Kai has made me re-evaluate and has taken me to a place where my skill set will be so very much stronger. And he's done the in a caring and patient way that makes the whole process easy and enjoyable. I have learned more than I thought I would in a very short period of tie. Kai is a terrific teacher.

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Nish Aug 9, 2017
Oil Painting · In studio

I have been taking lessons with Kai for a few months. Kai is an excellent teacher and an exceptional artist. I have been enjoying these classes.

Mary Aug 9, 2017
Oil Painting · In home

I learned more in five sessions with Kai than in a whole semester at MICA

Manhei C. Aug 9, 2017
Oil Painting ·

Kai is a exceptionally talented painter and colleague who is familiar with the craft of traditional technique, especially in the art of Alla Prima. Anyone who attends his class will be amazed by his atmosphere and enthusiasm in his art. If you wish to take a glance into the process of making traditional painting, Kai is the shoulder you should be looking over to.

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