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

[French, from Old French astelier, carpenter's shop, from astele, splinter, from Late Latin astella, alteration of Latin astula, diminutive of assis, board.]
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(ˈætəlˌjeɪ; French atəlje)
an artist's studio or workshop
[C17: from Old French astelier workshop, from astele chip of wood, from Latin astula splinter, from assis board]
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(ˌæt lˈyeɪ, ˈæt lˌyeɪ)

a workshop or studio, esp. of an artist, artisan, or designer.
[1830–40; < French; Middle French a(s)telier literally, woodpile]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.atelier - a studio especially for an artist or designeratelier - a studio especially for an artist or designer
artist's loft - a factory loft that has been converted into an artist's workroom and living area
studio - workplace for the teaching or practice of an art; "she ran a dance studio"; "the music department provided studios for their students"; "you don't need a studio to make a passport photograph"
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"It seems to me the utmost folly for a woman at the head of a household, and the mother of children, to spend in an atelier days which would be better employed contriving for the comfort of her family."
"I am very glad of one thing," said Anna to Golenishtchev when they were on their way back: "Alexey will have a capital atelier. You must certainly take that room," she said to Vronsky in Russian, using the affectionately familiar form as though she saw that Golenishtchev would become intimate with them in their isolation, and that there was no need of reserve before him.
Joe and Delia met in an atelier where a number of art and music students had gathered to discuss chiaroscuro, Wagner, music, Rembrandt's works, pictures, Waldteufel, wall paper, Chopin and Oolong.
Above this floor was a large atelier, which had been increased in size by pulling down the partitions -- a pandemonium, in which the artist and the dandy strove for preeminence.
The vast receptacle of an "atelier," where all seems small, even man, has something of the air of an Opera "coulisse"; here lie ancient garments, gilded armor, fragments of stuffs, machinery.
And these people, whose interests were so warmly looked after, in order not to fail in respect for their king quitted shops, stalls, and ateliers to go and evince a little gratitude to Louis XIV., absolutely like invited guests, who feared to commit an impoliteness in not repairing to the house of him who had invited them.
Le siege du College de Defense du G5 Sahel a Nouakchott, abrite, du 3 au 5 septembre, un atelier sur A, a-t-on constate, mardi.
However, Atelier MB stressed its headquarters will 'absolutely' remain in Manchester when its purpose-built office in Wood Green, north London, is expected to be fully operational in 2020.
In the first post, he shared a glimpse of the stunner in the gown and wrote, "ATELIER PRABAL GURUNG.
Pour ce faire, un grand atelier international organise par le SMPAD, en partenariat avec le Ministere de la culture et de la communication et la Federation internationale des acteurs (FIA) aura lieu les 24, 25 et 26 avril courant a Rabat.
I also rebranded it as a homegrown Dubai-based womenswear clothing brand called Nuna Atelier," she says.

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