Chicago's art museums give kids a chance to learn about artists and create a little art of their own.
The Elmhurst Art Museum offers summertime drop-in programs that are free with admission. The museum's staff teaches classes about one of the exhibitions and guides children as they create a project based on this artistic influence. The drop-in programs are from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and Fridays. Fridays are also free admission days, so you can do the whole morning without opening your wallet. The drop-in programs are for all ages, even the very young.