Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A workshop or studio, especially for an artist or designer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A workshop or studio especially for an artist, designer or fashion house.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A workshop; a studio.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A workshop; specifically, the workroom of a sculptor or painter; a studio.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a studio especially for an artist or designer

Etymologies

French, from Old French astelier, carpenter's shop, from astele, splinter, from Late Latin astella, alteration of Latin astula, diminutive of assis, board.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French atelier. (Wiktionary)

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  • “You have captured her, to the life,” he cried, and Abdus Samad relaxed and stopped feeling as if his head were too loosely attached to his neck; and, after this visionary work by the master of the Emperor’s atelier had been exhibited, the whole court knew Jodha to be real, and the greatest courtiers, the Navratna, or Nine Jewels, all acknowledged not only her existence but also her beauty, her wisdom, the grace of her movements, and the softness of her voice. Taken from "Shelter of the World" by Salman Rushdie, New Yorker, Feb. 2008. http://bit.ly/v7Z4Z0'>http://bit.ly/v7Z4Z0

    January 3, 2012

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    July 19, 2009

  • Reggio_Emilia, Italian_preschool, early_childhood_pedagogy, pedagogy

    July 16, 2009

  • A term in early childhood education arising from the learning approach used in Reggio Emilia schools. Like a studio, it describes a well-equipped physical space for working on projects. These ateliers are staffed with an expert and allow for wide-ranging topics driven by student interests.

    July 16, 2009