Te Kowhai Alpacas, Hamilton, Waikato, N.Z.      (See the Te Kowhai Alpacas Facebook Page for photos of an earlier Paint Session).               

3 OPTIONS to choose from “The Sultry Suri”          OR        The Handsome Huacaya.”     OR  A photograph of a New born Cria                   


ONLY available in JANUARY 2021

DATE Monday 25th January 2021.

Two (2) sessions daily.  Morning: 9.00am-noon.   Afternoon: 1pm until 3.30pm

(AN EXCLUSIVE GROUP SESSION can be booked by negotiation). 

PAINT TABLE Seats are LIMITED and MUST be BOOKED with payment in advance! 

COST:                              Adult: NZD $55.00 per seat per session.

Gold Cardholder/ tertiary/secondary students (primary students with a supervising adult).       NZD $50.00 per seat per session.  




  • One (1) pre-stretched Canvas (ready to hang, 30cm x 40cm approx).
  • You choose EITHER “The Sultry Suri” OR “The Handsome Huacaya” design.
  • Your chosen design pre-sketched onto your canvas
  • An easel, paints and brushes.
  •  “Step by Step” instructions or do your own thing.
  •  Alpacas nearby for inspiration.


  • An open mind and a “GIVE it a GO” attitude.
  • Old clothes and/or an apron to wear. 
  • BYO lunch if you want to “picnic in the paddock near the alpacas.”


Complimentary inclusions.

Light refreshments for morning and/or afternoon tea.

A guided walk around the alpaca farm.

You can “BYO PICNIC and be close to the alpacas” for lunch.



TUTOR:     Ann M. Weir (Teacher, Hobby artist and alpaca owner). 

Email:  swam.weir@gmail.com or PM me through the Te Kowhai Alpacas Facebook page or text to 0274219625

Where:  Te Kowhai Alpacas, 29 Hartstone Road, RD8 Hamilton 3288.  New Zealand.

Why:      TO HAVE SOME FUN, to escape to the countryside, to fall in love with alpacas and to enjoy the Stress busting activity of mindful painting!


TE KOWHAI ALPACAS is a herd of approximately 65 suri alpacas, bred, raised and farmed in the Waikato region of New Zealand.  

The alpacas live outdoors all year round, are shorn regularly (in-house)  and given the VIP ("Very Important Paca") status with regard to their board and lodging on our  Waikato pastures.


We specialise in breeding HIGH QUALITY SURI ALPACAS in a range of colours.  

Our emphasis is on enjoying the animals, showing them and producing  beautiful lustrous suri fibre.  The TE KOWHAI ALPACA show results reflect the success of our breeding programme from National Level and down.

From that suri fibre comes the most amazing products.  

Over time we have worked up to handling all stages of the fibre production process ourselves.  That way we know what has happened to the fibre at every step of the production chain.

We shear our own animals on farm.  We skirt and store the fibre.  Then we wash the fibre, card the fibre and spin and/or felt our own suri products on farm.


Suri Alpacas have a low environmental impact on our pastures, as they have soft padded feet.  

We try to do all our farming in an environmentally friendly way. 

Suri Alpacas are RARE and have an especially superb fibre.  Therefore for reasons of scarcity and high quality these animals should not be slaughtered.   Anyone making good breeding decisions does not need to cull from their herd in this manner.

Suri alpacas are "soul-food", highly therapeutic to work with and a total delight to own.  

We do NOT endorse the killing of suri alpacas for protein and associated by products!  



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