Our Story

About the Director

Willow Nest Studio is founded and directed by Elisha Georgiou, MEd. (Teachers College Columbia). Elisha is thrilled to invite Brooklyn's children to her inspired and dreamy new space in Windsor Terrace. The mother of two and a native of California, Elisha has lovingly called Brooklyn home since 1999. With a background in the arts and education, she dedicates her life to fostering love of learning and growing through arts explorations and playful inquiry. Prior to founding Willow Nest Studio, she and her colleague Kristin Eno, co-founded FindandSeek.org – a play-based early childhood laboratory that focuses on materials exploration, artistic creation, play and storytelling. Elisha is deeply inspired by the scribbles and musings, songs and stories of the children with whom she works. She finds sincere joy in designing alternative play environments, curating a vibrant materials library full of fanciful collections, creating curriculum, documenting children's art and bringing interesting children's literature to life through performance. She expects the future of Willow Nest Studio to blossom into a magical, thoughtful and creative world of its own. The very special families who join her on this journey are part of making this happen.