From 13 to 15 August 2015 the Classical Academy for Visual Arts organised the Hortus Classicus in the gardens of the Hortus botanicus Haren. Every afternoon from 13.00 until 17.00 renown artists, who are also lecturers of the Classical Academy, gave workschops in painting and sculpting to aspiring artists in the gardens of the Hortus. Visitors were allowed to take a peek over the shoulders and crib their art.
Anita Franken, whose sculptures one could also see at that moment in the Water Garden, gave a workshop model sculpting. Matthijs Roling mentored the artists in recording the gardens on canvas in a workshop landscape painting. The Chinese Garden was the decor of Xandra Donders with her models and students.