Prang metallic paint..or any Prang paint is a notch above the cheaper brands. Doesn't chip or flake. Good coverage.
Prang is a great brand for elementary classrooms. Colors blend and they are great for drawing. Not as wonderful as Prismacolors, but great when you have a lot of students and a budget.
If you have loads of money, buy good colored pencils or art stix by Prismacolor. I can't afford them, but they are definitely the best. Bright rich color. Great for blending.
Prang watercolors are awesome! Bright vivid colors. Pigment can stain clothes, so wear paint shirts. Worth the risk. Costs a lot more than the cheap dollar ones, but so worth the money. Beautiful art can be created with this brand.
Tru-Ray is a great brand! Bright colors, acid free and heavyweight. It does fade, but not nearly as quick as cheaper brands.