My father visited Jerome, AZ as a teen and was so impressed with the place he named me after it when I came along several years later. I visited it in the summer of '97 and the place is strikingly beautiful. I don't know if your workshops will extend to Oak Creek Canyon, which if I recall correctly is nearby, but that area is also beautiful.
Good luck with your workshops! Sadly I live too far away to make it to one of them.