All Ravens Run teachers are professional artists or educators who currently work in their fields. Our experienced staff teaches and mentors students at all levels. They are committed to guiding students through a creative experience that develops their abilities and encourages their personal expression.
TERRI HERRING, Director
Ceramic Artist and Landscape Painter
Terri has been involved with art her entire life. She has loved teaching children since her first summer job as an arts and crafts counselor (over thirty years ago!) Terri studied at Queens College in New York and more recently at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. She is the director and participating artist of Bucks AIR, the artist-in-residence program at Council Rock, New Hope-Solebury and other local school districts. Terri has created over 60 large-scale mosaic murals in schools, libraries & synagogues. Over the years she has run the art programs at Children’s Seashore House, Ramapo Anchorage Camp, Rimon Jewish Day School, and the kindergarten art programs at Sol Feinstone Elementary School and Shir Ami Early Learning Center. This will be Terri’s 16th year directing Ravens Run.
See Terri’s mosaics on Facebook!
Katie Reid graduated with honors from Rider University with a Bachelors of Arts in Dance and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She plans on becoming a dance movement therapist. She began dancing at the age of 5 and since then has been able to dive into many different styles of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, contemporary and modern. She has worked in various different dance teaching jobs in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania but is currently teaching at Contempro Dance Theatre in Fairless Hills PA. For seven years she worked as a dancer in the entertainment department at Sesame Place in Bucks County PA. She has worked at Raven’s Run since 2017 and truly loves it! In the meantime she keeps herself immersed in the dance world and tries to train as much as she can both at Rider and Princeton Ballet School. She has performed in and choreographed for multiple shows with the Rider Dance Ensemble as well as the Dance Department’s Rider Dances Production. She has also performed as a member of Luminarium Dance Company of Boston’s Satellite company in New Jersey.
Allison Farrell has been a member of the Ravens Run family since the summer of 2008. She has been an art teacher for over 10 years, and currently teaches elementary art in the Central Bucks School District. When making her own art Allison enjoys printmaking, drawing, needle felting, and especially CLAY! Her favorite things about Ravens Run are the tight knit community among campers and staff, sharing our local art community with campers and getting messy in the Clay Shack. Allison lives in Lambertville with her husband and 3 cats. You might see her tubing down the Delaware on a Saturday in the summer, or riding her bike to camp in the morning.
Kristina Gibb D’Amico
Photography & Printmaking TEACHER
Kristina has been a professional photographer since the year 2000, when she got her first paying gig right out of high school. She went on to study photography at Syracuse University for her BFA and School of Visual Arts for her MFA. Shas lived in the area since 2018 when she moved with her family from New York. She has loved photographing her community and the natural surroundings for the last 3 years. She recently completed a porch portrait photography project during lockdown, and has been offering outdoor yearbook photos and outdoor professional headshots since the month of January due to covid protocols. She’s also taught a handful of street photography and nature photography classes to tweens and teens in the area through her involvement with Mosaic Honey Hollow Farm in Solebury. Kristina is excited to teach photography and printmaking this summer at Raven’s Run.
Meghan is a 2021 graduate from The College of New Jersey with a BFA in art education. She has been making art from the moment she could pick up a pencil and hasn’t stopped! Some of her favorite types of artmaking is painting, weaving, ceramics and collage! Some of her other hobbies aside from art are swimming and taking care of her pets, a fish and a bird! You will be able to find Meghan in the clay shack at Ravens Run this summer!
Haley Oshatz graduated from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art with a bachelor’s degree in Art Education. She is currently teaching in a Montessori Kindergarten classroom at Trevose Day School, as well as raising her new 8-month-old puppy Mia. Haley recently began her masters program online at The Art of Education University to get her masters in Art Education. Haley’s personal art practice is a wide range of crafts consisting of painting, wire wrapping, crochet/ knitting, resin art, and flow arts. In Haley’s free time, when she is not creating art, you can find her boogying with her hula-hoops in the sunshine and listening to music. Haley is so excited to be starting her first year at Ravens Run as the Painting and Sculpture teacher! She is ready to learn and create with all the wonderful minded young artists.
Drawing & Sculpture TEACHER
Hello! My name is Emily Girman. I am currently a student at Tyler School of Art for Art Education. I am from Doylestown, PA but currently live in Philadelphia, PA. I love to make mixed media art and experiment with new materials. My favorite color is blue because of the ocean and the sky. In my free time I love to read, write, paint my nails, and create art. I am vegan and love to cook! I value creativity so much and its importance in my everyday life.
Ravens Run counselors are bright, creative and caring high school and college students who love working with children. Many are planning careers in the arts and/or teaching fields.