For watercolor I've been using Lyons watercolor paper and it has worked fairly well since I only have $1.30/ per student to spend.
Lowry Middle School
North Tonawanda, NY
>Reply-To: "ArtsEdNet Talk"
>To: "ArtsEdNet Talk"
>Subject: Re: Drawing papers
>Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2002 08:16:29 -0800
>I'm in the same boat that you are regarding Sax quality of 80 lb white
>sulphite. I can't afford watercolor paper for every project, and this
>paper gets SO wet so quickly. I used to be able to watercolor with fairly
>good results on an 80 lb white sulphite paper.