Ron Littke is a Brooklyn resident who has worked for two decades as a teaching artist specializing in filmmaking, video, and radio. Ron has presented workshops in public elementary, middle and high schools in all five boroughs of New York City, and elsewhere. His video art often takes the form of documentary style narratives that focus on little known historic events or places, and raise questions about the nature of history. Ron has worked throughout the United States and Europe as an actor, comedy writer, performance, and video artist, and has been a contributing producer for CBS This Morning, ABC Evening News, MTV News, and Deep Dish TV.
About his filmmaking workshop Ron says, "I see myself as a guide into the world of art. I want students to explore the terrain themselves, to experiment and have fun. Making a film is a collaboration that involves writing, visual art, photography and acting. In order to be successful, students must work together. As a teacher I am patient. I see students as individuals and work with their particular strengths. I see them as fellow filmmakers and they see me as one of their collaborators." The underlying philosophy that guides all of Ron's work with children is that "art should be, above all, a source of joy in their lives."