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Saturday, December 14, 2002

Definitions for atelier

  1. a workshop or studio, especially of an artist, artisan, or designer.

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Citations for atelier
Ateliers—the word is French for studio—have a rich history as a place where artists practice their craft and transmit their knowledge to other artists. Jacqueline L. Salmon, “Companions in Creativity; The Nook Known as the Artists' Atelier Provides More Than Just a Place to Paint,” Washington Post, May 11, 2006
Her basement is a warm cave of an atelier with rows of scissors tacked on the walls and a honey-colored antique file cabinet filled with bobbins and labeled by colors. Doreen Carvajal, “Retreat into a cozy French atelier,” New York Times, December 28, 2007
Origin of atelier
Atelier comes from the French word of the same spelling which literally means "a pile of wood chips." It entered English in the early 1800s.