Open House San Diego Video Tutorials

Open House San Diego
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Video Tutorials

OH! San Diego invites you to experience architecture in a hands-on way with two ways to engage your creative side.

Want to take Instagram-worthy images? Architectural photographer Jim Brady (Brady Architectural Photography) shares tips and tricks for capturing the best image in a series of short video photography tutorials.

Want to learn the art of sketching? BEEP KidSketch offers a series of architect-led one hour video tutorials for all ages where you can follow along and complete your own sketch of one our OH 2022 sites.


Photo Tutorials | BEEP KidSketch Tutorials

OH! San Diego Photo Tutorials

Want to learn from one of the best architectural photographers in San Diego?

In a series of short videos, Jim Brady of Brady Architectural Photography will walk you through composing images, finding the light, and tips on how to capture the most powerful image.









Thank You

A Special Thank You goes out to Jim Brady of Brady Architectural Photography who has generously donated his time and talents to Open House San Diego and other SDAF programs for who-knows-how-many years (who’s counting?!). Read more about Jim, his OH favorites from 2021, and more here.


BEEP KidSketch Tutorials

SDAF’s Built Environment Education Program (BEEP) brings you KidSketch, a series of free virtual lessons to guide you in sketching interesting buildings around San Diego. BEEP and OH! SD have teamed up to bring you a variety of lessons on the buildings of this year’s OH! tour. It’s lots of fun and with our pre-recorded videos you can watch and follow along on your own time.

Want some background info on sketching before you start? The following handouts will get you oriented:

How to Develop a Sketch

How to Draw in Perspective 

Ready to start sketching? Go grab a pencil, a pen, and some paper, and start on one of these great videos!


Ocean Discovery Institute:

Ocean Discovery Institute Reference Photo

Hotel del Coronado:

Hotel del Coronado Reference Photo


National City Aquatic Center:

National City Aquatic Center Reference Photo


Lincoln Acres Library:

Lincoln Acres Library Reference Photo


Salk Institute:

Salk Institute Reference Photo


  • No matter the style, beautiful design and architecture in our built environment showcases the creativity, passion and talent of people who have worked hard to help San Diego be its best self.

    Georgette Gomez
    Council President
    City of San Diego

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