Student Watercolor Papers

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff offers a wide selection of Student Watercolor Papers from your favorite brands, such as Canson Montval, Fabriano Studio, and Winsor & Newton Cotman.

Student Watercolor Papers have a similar texture and feel to artist watercolor papers, but they are typically not acid-free, nor archival. Student Grade Watercolor Papers are ideal for practice work and classroom environments.

Watercolor Papers vary by finish and by weight. The finishes of watercolor papers are typically labeled Rough, Cold Press, Soft Press and Hot Press. Most artists prefer a Rough or Cold Press finish for transparent watercolor applications. Where as, a smoother finish, such as Hot Press, is more desirable for printmaking and drawing applications. The most common weights for watercolor papers are 140 lb. and 300 lb. 140 lb. Watercolor Papers typically require stretching before you paint, otherwise warping or buckling will occur during the drying process. However, 300 lb. Watercolor Papers are heavy enough to resist warping or buckling of the cotton fiber and do not require stretching prior to painting.

Set Descending Direction
View as Grid List

4 Items

per page
Set Descending Direction
View as Grid List

4 Items

per page

From Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff Art Blog

Tips, tricks, thoughts and inspiration from across the art spectrum.

Free Artist Video Lessons

View our YouTube Channel for More!

From Cheap Joe’s Art Blog

Tips, tricks, thoughts, and inspiration from across the art spectrum.

Image showing brush making a watercolor washImage showing brush making a watercolor wash

The Versatility of Winsor & Newton Quinacridone Colors

Enjoy this blog post highlighting the endless color characteristics and versatility of Winsor & Newton Quinacridone Colors.

Read More

Free Artist Video Lessons

View our YouTube Channel for More!

Cheap Joe's 2 Minute Art Tips - The Story of American Journey

This 2 Minute Art Tip with Julie is part tip, part history lesson. It's about how Cheap Joe's own American Journey brand came to be.

View on YouTube