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 25-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 more than 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. 


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/RISD
Cornell University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago/SAIC (scholarship)
Parsons The New School of Design (scholarship)
Maryland Institute College of Art/MICA (scholarship)
Art Center College of Design
California College of the Arts/CCA
Pratt Institute (scholarship)
School of Visual Arts/SVA (scholarship)
Savannah College of Art & Design/SCAD (scholarship)
California Institute of the Arts
Boston University
University of Michigan
University of California, Berkeley/UCBerkeley
University of California, Los Angeles/UCLA
University of California, San Diego/UCSD
University of Southern California/USC
Univesity of Washington
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

School of the Arts (Rochester, New York) (scholarship)
Macalester College (scholarship)
Ringling College of Art & Design (scholarship)
Massachusetts College of Art & Design
San Francisco Art Institute  
The University of the Arts in Philadelphia
Syracuse University (scholarship)
Moore College of Art & Design
Otis College of Art & Design (scholarship)

Fashion Institute of Technology/FIT)Cleveland Institute of Art (scholarship)
Loyola University Chicago (scholarship)
Columbus College of Art & Design (scholarship)

University of Toronto (scholarship)
University of Toronto Mississauga (scholarship)
Emily Carr University of Art & Design (scholarship)
Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Ontario College of Art & Design
University of British Columbia
Alberta University of Arts

The Australian National University/ANU
The University of Melbourne
The University of Sydney
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology/RMIT

Institut Teknologi Bandung/ITB
ISI Yogjakarta

Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts/NAFA
LASALLE College of the Arts (scholarship)

Slade School of Fine Art - UCL/University College London
Goldsmiths University of London
The Bartlett - UCL/University College London
Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (UAL)
Chelsea College of Art & Design (UAL)
Wimbledon College of Art (UAL)
London College of Fashion/LCF
Camberwell College of Arts (UAL)
Loughborough University
Glasgow School of Art
University of the Creative Arts/UCA
University of Leeds
University of Bath
University of Sheffield
University of Edinburgh
University of Nottingham
University of Westminster
Newcastle University (scholarship)
Manchester School of Architecture
Reeds Beckett University (scholarship)
Staffordshire University (scholarship)
Manchester Metropolitan University (scholarship)

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


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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