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Mindful Observation | Virtual Drop-In Experience

Due to CAMH’s suspension of in-person public gatherings, a modified presentation of this art-making activity premiered online.

Inspired by current exhibitions, explore your surroundings at home using mindfulness exercises geared towards observation and awareness.


Observe Surroundings

Prepare yourself for this experience by standing in place or taking a seat. Begin by observing what is happening around you right now. Take three deep breaths, then consider the following questions below.

When you focus your eyes on what is in front of you, what do you notice? Texture? Color?

When you close your eyes, what do you notice about the sounds surrounding you? 

How does the space or the object in front of you appear different now compared to when you first observed it? 


Observe Yourself

Prepare yourself for this experience by standing in place or taking a seat. Begin by observing what is happening around you right now. Take three deep breaths, then consider the following questions below.

What do you notice about your thoughts while looking at what is in front of you?

What emotions do you feel while standing/sitting in space?

What else is impacting your present experience standing/sitting in this space?

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About Virtual Drop-In Experiences

CAMH’s Virtual Drop-In Experiences feature instructions for pop-up activities you can do at home. Each hands-on activity provides creative opportunities to experience current exhibitions from a distance in a unique and meaningful way.

Led by our FAQ Team (Frequently Asked Questions), a group of artists and historians who assist with contextualizing CAMH’s dynamic exhibitions for diverse audiences. Virtual Drop-In Experiences are released on our website at 1PM every Saturday. All ages, always free.