Phone: 651-293-8965


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Smith College Art M.A. NYU Art Education

Ms. Cora Kolosso

Visual Arts Teacher


One of my 1st graders asked me if I wasn't an art teacher would I be an artist? The whole class turned to look at me when I said "No, being an art teacher is the best job in the world, I would never want to be anything else!"

This is my 5th year at Horace Mann and my 16th year teaching art. Before moving to St. Paul I taught middle and high school in New York City and Chicago. I went to Smith College for undergrad, Goldsmiths College, Chelsea College of Art and Design for post-grad degrees and NYU for my MA in art education. I've lived abroad in London, Paris and Chile and speak French fluently. I have 2 daughters: Alice who is in 3rd grade at Horace Mann and Rosie, who is at L'Etoile du Nord. I enjoy gardening, meditation and hiking with my kids. I'm very excited have a fantastic art studio for students to explore, collaborate and play (experiment).

  • Office Hours

    • 2:00-2:15