Coxhill Manor at The Lightbox ‘Art in Mind’ workshop

Coxhill Manor in Chobham, has recently joined the ‘Art in Mind’ programme at The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking, which is a series of monthly creative workshops led by an artist.   The emphasis is on simple art activities, inspired by works from the John Ingram Collection of Modern and Contemporary British Art, using different mediums such as watercolours, printing and clay.

Residents John and Hazel attended the latest workshop in February, where the focus was on an Elizabeth Frink print ‘The Cormarant’.

We enjoyed lots of discussions about the artwork and the artist over coffee and biscuits before setting to work creating our own version with our own interpretation of ‘The Cormarant’. The media we used was oil pastels.

Everyone, including staff and carers, take part in the activity.  There was lots of mutual encouragement, and continued discussions about the artist Elizabeth Frink even led us to google her to learn more about her life and works.

An important element of the art workshops is the opportunity for social interaction and art discussions with people who share a common interest in art.  The workshops are small and intimate which allows for familiarity and building relationships.

Each participant’s artwork is then shared and discussed as the two hour session comes to an end.  It’s such a positive experience which certainly leaves you wanting more.  We are very much looking forward to our next session on March 8th.

All we need to do now is to create our own gallery here at Coxhill Manor to display our works… and indeed showcase the art our residents create here at Coxhill!

At Coxhill Manor care home in Woking we provide residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 58 residents.

If you would like to find out more about life at Coxhill Manor, our events and activities or to arrange a visit, please contact us on 0808 223 5420 or email

About Art in Mind – The Lightbox

Art in Mind is a programme of monthly creative workshops for people with dementia and their family members, friends or supporters. Each session is led by an artist who will introduce different art forms and give support and encouragement throughout. Find out more…

Coxhill Manor at Art in Mind

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Home Manager

Alan Horler


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