Chanukiyot designed in The Daniel Zalik Academy in Lab Instructor Alex McIntyre’s 3-D Modeling class in collaboration with Director of Interdisciplinary Jewish Studies Linda Parmet are currently on display at The Fernbank Museum for Chanukah this year.
The project began with a discussion about the significance of Chanukah. Using “play” to bring the logical and creative sides of the brain together, Ms. Parmet created a digital escape room, using clues as tools to teach about the customs and traditions of the holiday. This got the students' creative energy flowing, and they immersed themselves in the project, creating beautiful designs with personal significance. Their designs ranged in scope from traditional chanukiyot to a recreation of the Second Temple, created by freshman Aidan Magnus.
The student's final pieces thoroughly impressed Mr. McIntyre and Ms. Parmet. “This project was a great way for students to express themselves and their Jewish Identity through design and showcase their skills in 3D modeling,” shared Mr. McIntyre. Ms. Parmet agreed, saying, “This type of interdisciplinary collaboration is unique to Weber. Integrating the diverse skills of faculty in different departments while also integrating Judaism into a popular DZA 3D modeling class was a unique and special opportunity for our students.”
All of the chanukiyot the class created will be on display on the first floor of The Weber School in the new year for everyone to enjoy!
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