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.
The Art Institute and the Museum
of Contemporary Art also offer programs throughout the summer
for kids to learn about artists and create a piece of their own to