Art Action with Acton Academy

Acton Academy West Austin

For the next six weeks Austin Creative Art Center will be inspiring the Acton Academy West Eagles to create masterpieces. 

Acton Academy is an elementary and middles school that uses the Socratic method of learning to inspire each child to find a calling that will change the world. 

"We believe 'learning to do' and 'learning to be' are even more important than 'learning to know.'

We believe that clear thinking leads to good decisions, that good decisions lead to the right habits, that the right habits lead to character and that character becomes destiny."

Students will create their very own papier-mâché Citycat! Ms. Zoey Upshaw has been handmaking these folk art cats for more than 10 years. Each kitty built with care and designed with a message to teach us about the world. 

Citycats. Truly like no others.

Citycats have at least nine lives, maybe more. Some are into art and become masterpieces. Others walk on the wild side, covered in tattoos and urban graffiti showing their true colors. Some run away to join the circus. Created of papier-mâché (French for "chewed paper") they thrive on life, art and curiosity. Get closer. Spend time within arms reach.

They will make their choice.

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Visual Art & Vino

Every Wednesday Austin Creative Art Center hosts Visual Art & Vino for adults. It's a fun experience with interesting company, positive energy and enriching conversation.

Assignments vary week to week, ranging from painting, drawing, sculpture and more. We use all kinds of materials including; charcoals, pastels, acrylic paint, pen & ink - just to name a few. 

Be sure to check out what's coming up next! 



Waller Creek Conservancy - Sunday Funday w/ ACAC

Waller Creek Conservancy - Sunday Funday w/ ACAC

Austin Creative Art Center had an absolute blast last Sunday face painting. What a fabulous day in the sun. Lordy, we sure needed a tan. What a blessing it was to see such bright, shining faces. Thank you to Waller Creek Conservancy for hosting such a great family-friendly event. 

Here are a few fun pictures we posted on Facebook

Looking forward to our next Sunday Funday, coming up October 30th!

Vote for Your Favorite Mom Run Business!

(AUSTIN, TEXAS) --- Austin Creative Art Center is so excited that our very own Zoey Upshaw has been nominated for the Gold Daisy Award! Thank you Macaroni Kid - East Austin for the nomination for Your Favorite Mom Run Business. We so appreciate the opportunity to be a part of your organization and we look forward to lifting up moms in our Austin Community.

"I vote for Austin Creative Art Center's Founder and Lead Instructor Ms. Zoey Upshaw. She is the most inspiring mom in the whole universe. For 20+ years I've had the privilege of admiring her passion, dedication, creativity, and love that she pours into her business. Through the years, Zoey has reached more than 10,000 students of all ages. Her desire to make a difference in the Austin Community and help others experience visual art in all its forms has spurred her daughters to join forces and become part of her ACAC Team. Her Art Studio and guidance lifts the soul and allows people to find their true selves. I could not be more excited for what Zoey will do next. She is all about peace & love and will always ignite creativity. Onwards and upwards she goes!"   - Carlyn Filtsch

Peace & Love!

Have Your Say - Vote Today!

ACAC Announces New Location!



(AUSTIN, TEXAS) --- Austin Creative Art Center, an educational fine arts school, is expanding its efforts in the coming weeks and opening a new location on West 6th Street. The art studio and gallery will officially open for business on June 6, 2016, and will offer students extraordinary art direction to inspire creativity and nurture moral growth.

Marketing Director Carlyn Filtsch expressed enthusiasm about the new launch on May 4, 2016, stating, “we’ve worked hard to find a brick and mortar space that aligns with our vision for the company and couldn’t be more grateful for our new location in the heart of Austin!”

In its 23rd year, ACAC will offer weekly art camps, after school classes, adult lessons, workshops, art parties and other events to benefit the Austin Community. 

ACAC integrates the elements of fine art and design into one course of study. Its curriculum offers the highest quality art tools and techniques to expand students’ minds and skills to enhance critical thinking and visual awareness. Regardless of an individual's’ background, age or skill level, ACAC purposes to take students to new heights.


Austin Creative Art Center focuses on studio art, combining the disciplines of painting, drawing, sculpture and design concepts to emphasize creativity and skill development. Students gain technical knowledge and expertise in visual arts. The goal is to produce expressive artists of originality that will be willing to explore various ideas, values and beliefs that will contribute to contemporary art and culture.

For more information; visit or follow ACAC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr @ACACArt