Founded in 1998, Tomato Art School is an International Art Program that provides one of the best Art courses in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Mr. Shin Don Cheol, graduate of Korea’s No.1 University- Seoul National University, established an art school for students of all ages after settling down in Jakarta. Originally, the school was centered towards the Korean community in Jakarta. But with a high number of students accepted to World’s best universities, the school grew rapidly opening up a new chapter for International students living in Jakarta to prepare strong portfolios for universities

Now, with the 20-years-experienced program, Tomato Art School exclusively supports all students in Indonesia to receive high quality Art education for classes ranging from Elementary, Middle/High School, Portfolio preparation and Hobby. Accommodating both beginners and advanced level students we help prepare students for university, college and further education in the Arts. We are proud to have sent about 400 students to Top universities around the world, mostly with Scholarships.

Every year, the school holds “Tomato Art Exhibition” to provide a platform for all participating students to showcase their artworks and get feedback from the audiences as individual artists. Through the event we see our students mature internally after striving for their achievements. We strongly believe that this experience will build good foundation for students to compete in the real Art world. We also hold collaborations with charities and organizations to provide opportunities for engagement within the social community in Indonesia.

We focus on developing the uniqueness and creativity within each student as individuals, looking at their potentials. In this way the students build self-confidence to express their talents.



Our program seeks to develop and strengthen creative skills, build self-esteem and self-expression, and develop individuality as single artists from each students. 


NOVEMBER 2021 ︎
︎ ArtPod Virtual Workshop with Tomato Art School, online zoom webminar (coming soon)

AUGUST 2021 ︎
︎ Tomato Online Exhibition (opening ceremony 8/8)

MAY 2021 ︎
︎ Parents Meeting (live zoom) for portfolio preview 2021

︎ Tomato Online Exhibition (opening ceremony 10/25) runs until 11/18
AUGUST 2020 ︎
︎ Tomato Offline Art Class reopens to Elementary, Middle/high school and porfolio preparation classes

APRIL 2020 ︎
︎ Tomato Online Art Class launched to Elementary, Middle/high school and porfolio preparation classes

MARCH 2020 ︎
︎ Temporary closure of Tomato Art School due to COVID-19


Since 1999, hundreds of students have completed our programs and entered World top universities. We are proud to present the past names of Tomato Alumni, who got accepted to universites in the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Korea, Indonesia and so on.  

Rhode Island School of Design
Cornell University
UC Berkeley
Art Center College of Design
Parsons The New School for Design (scholarship)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (scholarship)
Maryland Institute College of Art (scholarship)  
California College of the Arts
Pratt Institute (scholarship)
School of Visual Arts - SVA (scholarship)
University of California, Berkeley
Macalester College (scholarship)
Boston University
University of Michigan
 Syracuse University (scholarship)
University of California Los Angeles/UCLA
University of California San Diego/ UCSD
Univesity of Washington
University of Illinois
Urbana champaign
California Institute of the Arts (scholarship)

School of the Arts (Rochester, New York) (scholarship)
College for Creative Studies (Scholarship)
Otis College of Art and Design (Scholarship)

Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)Cleveland Institute of Art (scholarship)
Columbus College of Art and Design (scholarship)
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
San Francisco Art Institute
Savannah College of Art and Design (scholarship)
The University of the Arts in Philadelphia
Moore College of Art & Design
Loyola University Chicago (scholarship)

University of Toronto Mississauga
Emily Carr University of Art &Design (scholarship)
Sheridan College
Ontario College of Art and Design

The Australian National University/ANU 
The University of Melbourne
The University of Sydney
 RMIT University
University of New South Wales
Monash University
Slade School of Fine Art- UCL- University College London  
 The Bartlett - UCL – University College London
Goldsmiths, University of London
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (UAL)
Chelsea College of Art & Design (UAL)
Wimbledon College of Art (UAL)
Camberwell College of Arts (UAL)
London College of Fashion (LCF)
Loughborough University
Glasgow School of Art
University of Leeds
Leeds Art University
University of Westminster
Nottingham Trent University
University of Bath

Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts
Lasalle College of the Arts (scholarship)

Seoul National University - SNU
Korea National University of Arts
Yonsei University
Hongik University
Kookmin University
Korea University

Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB)


Tomato ONLINE Art Exhibition Featured in Jurnal Ekstra TV <2021>

Tomato Art Exhibition Featured in Metro TV <2020>

Tomato Art School Featured in Kompas TV <2012>


Tomato Art School Featured in Trans TV <2010>

Charity Exhibition with Sampoerna Foundation to raise over IDR 67,000,000

The 1-month long exhibition displayed 207 art pieces by Tomato Art Academy students- from kindergarten to senior secondary school. The 72 art pieces that were sold included paintings, drawings and ceramic art. A total amount of 67,250,000- (USD 5,630) was generated. 

Easter Egg Charity Exhibition with Yayasan Pita Kuning (Yellow Ribbon Foundation/YPK) to raise IDR 16,000,000

The egg-laden tree towering in the center of grandkemang Hotel’s lobby was a spectacle- if not an oddity- to behold. The ‘Easter Charity Tree’ was erected in honour of fundraising efforts for the nation’s cancer-afflicted youth. In conjunction with Tomato Art School and Yayasan Pita Kuning Anak Indonesia, grandkemang Hotel held a Dinosaur Egg Painting competition from 1-24th April.  - NOW Jakarta May 2011

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