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Contemporary Pop Culture Painting

With instructor

Kai Lun Qu

Contemporary Pop Culture Painting

Course fee ranges from:

(based on selection)

$85 - $1440

Tues. 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Course Description

Within this fun and informative course, students will learn how to capture pop culture character portraits ranging from films to video games in the alla prima technique of oil painting. The key concepts on how to approach values, colors, edges and composition will all be covered in an easy to digest manner, with an emphasis on capturing light and glow effects within their pieces.

Classes will include a 1.5 hour demo of a new subject each week, afterwards students will start working on their paintings where Kai will be sharing his tips and tricks on everything he knows, allowing students to gain a level up on their skills, no matter their experience.

What You'll Learn

Creating compositions that help the subject matter sit comfortably within the piece

How to control vibrancy and chroma to create light and glow effects

A 3 step color mixing process that guarantees at least 90% accuracy

How to utilize brushstroke economy

Weekly live demonstrations with a variety of different subjects (will also take requests on
a character to paint each week)

Sharpening your drawing and value skills

One on one personalized instructions

One Day - Pay Per Class
$85.00 USD
4 week course
$280.00 USD
8 week course
$530.00 USD
12 week course
$780.00 USD
18 week course
$1125.00 USD
24 week course
$1440.00 USD

Enrollment Options



Kai Lun Qu

Kai Lun Qu is known for his alla prima paintings filled with expression and painterly strokes that evoke deep emotions. His unique blend of traditional style with a contemporary twist is a result of two extremes: a formal training in China’s most prestigious art academy, China Central Academy of Fine Arts and intense studies with renowned contemporary painters like Daniel Keys, Tim Rees and Michelle Dunaway in the United States.

He is a recipient of the Certificate of Excellence for his painting Ashton in the 20th Annual International Portrait Society of America Competition. Kai has had his work exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the US. His work has also been included and published by Poets Artist Magazine and Plein Air Magazine. In 2018, Kai was featured in Southwest Art Magazine's 21 under 31 Article, where he was one of 21 artists under the age of 31 being celebrated as rising art stars from across the West and around the country.

Kai is currently contributing as a Pro Team Artist for Trekell Art Supplies, Mentor for Sentient Academy, Member in The Circle of Gamblin Artists + Educators and is on the main faculty for the VisionX Global Art Conference.


Tim Oh

Abstract Painting Student

I love Kline Academy because its staff members are super friendly; also some of its programs are so wonderful that I can't get elsewhere; I feel strongly encouraged and supported with the Kline Academy community. It's an amazing place to learn, to share and to get inspired.

Additional Information

Sign up by the month/quarter to save!

*Note - Ongoing classes bill from the beginning of the month but you can start your instruction any week!  

*Also be sure to prepay, as this class fills up quickly!

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