First and foremost, I have a passion for teaching; a job that I have joyfully done for over twenty-five years. I also have a passion for the arts and for creating; however, I have never been a pattern follower. I am a believer in following your vision and seeing where it takes you, in allowing creative endeavors to naturally unfold. That is what I understand an atelier to be. It is a space in which children can follow their own vision. A place full of opportunity, comfort, beauty and joy. It is the child’s space, a space that allows for autonomy. The atelier honors and values the child, their thoughts, their voices, their wonder, and their creations.
- Kris Konieczny, Atelierista