2018 Class Schedule

September 12, 2018

12:30 to 3:00 PM

6 week course on

The Italic Hand vs. the Foundational Hand

6 week class fee-$150

Individual class-$30

Class Size will be limited to 8 students 


Please register before September 5, 2018

Classes are held at One11 Art

111 Pennsylvania Ave.

Norfolk, VA 23504

Call (757)434-8041 for more information

​Your check will hold your place. 

!! Calligraphy Classes !!

 Beginning​  Calligraphy

Copperplate Class

​Wednesday evenings, September 19,2018

​7:00 to 9:00 PM

​This 6 week class will cover the hand most favored by brides for invitations

6 week class fee $150 (pen and materials included)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Envelope  Addressing
 is one  of many services I offer.  While black ink and the formal Italic hand are standard, I can also match fonts similar to the type faces  of the bride's invitation. 

Formal Italic/Black ink are standard
     Per envelope___$1.00 each envelope
                        +  $1.00  Per line
Lined or dark envelopes. $1.00 each per set (inner and outer envelopes)
Matching printer's font.    $.50 per set
Color match (other than black) for writing.        $.50 per set
Rush orders-add 50%
*Some envelope finishes are wonderful to address while others can present major problems in accepting ink or gouache. Therefore, I must charge an additional $.50/envelope, to "treat" each difficult envelope before writing on it.  I need to test one before I can accurately quote the price.

Studio located at One 11 Art

111 Pennsylvania Ave.

Norfolk, VA 23504



home: 3843 Beach Ave., Norfolk, VA  23504
studio:  One11 Art,
   111 Pennsylvania Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504
1-757 434-8041

Suggestions or opinions?

Email you thoughts, or come see me in person.

Welcome to Betsy Rivers Kennedy's Web Site

A lot of my work consists of commissioned pieces like the works shown.
I can offer anything from black letters on white paper to 24K gold on vellum, illustrated or illuminated.

I calculate the cost of a simple writing by the letter-$.40 to $1.00 per letter- and the materials I am incorporating.  Then, depending on the budget, I can include artwork.



 WEDNESDAYS, November  7 & 14, 2018

7 TO 9


About Betsy Rivers-Kennedy
ADDRESS 3843 Beach Avenue
                 Norfolk, VA 23504
               Telephone-   cell:   757-434-8041 
EDUCATION       B.S. Industrial Arts Education
                                                  Virginia Polytechnic Institute-1966
                              Post Graduate classes -Department of Art Education
                                                                  University of Houston-1980-81
                             Post Graduate classes-Art
                                                                Old Dominion University-1986-87
                           Continuing Education-Calligraphy
                                              Year course w. Reggie Ezzell-1992 and 1997
                                              Private studies and workshops with Donald 
                                                         Jackson, Sheila Waters, Ieuan Rees, 
                                             Mark Van Stone, Peter Thornton, & others
Attendance of 20+ international calligraphy conferences since 1981
2017- Still working as an artist/calligrapher and teaching at One 11 Art.
Instructor                   International Calligraphy Conferences--2000-2006
        Artist- calligrapher,    111 ART, 111 Pennsylvania Ave.
                                                            Norfolk, VA 23504
      Artist-calligrapher, D' Art Center, Norfolk, VA--1990-2008
       Artist-calligrapher-retail shop owner
               Scribal Writes, Virginia Beach, VA--1986-90
      Artist-calligrapher—freelance Lunnenburg, MA--1981-85
      Artist-calligrapher-freelance-   Houston, TX--1978-81
      Calligraphy  teacher-- Lunenburg Arts Center & Fitchburg Art Museum,
                                         Lunenburg,  & Fitchburg  , MA--1972-76
      Mechanical Drawing Teacher Bennettsville High, Bennettsville, SC-1968-69
                                         Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists Best in Show- 2010
                      Many more awards
                      Second Place-Drawing-Suffolk Art Museum-1996
                                        Honorable  Mention. Wakefield Art Show-1995
                                        TAA Best in show. Portfolio Show--1994
                                        Honorable Mention -Fitchburg Art Museum,  
                                           New England Regional Show-1983           
               Self published- 1984.
               Second edition-1986
               Third edition 1992
             Beverly Furman,   605 Shirley Ave. Norfolk VA 23517,   bpaints@earthlink.net
             Suzanne Watson,  111 Pennsylvania Ave,, Norfolk, VA 23504